Paris Cultural Life – A Must-do for Your Elective Week

cultural life in Paris

Tips for Paris:

Some consider Paris as one of the cultural capital of the world. During your stay in Paris for the electives, you will get the chance to visit many exhibitions and museum.

You will have many exhibitions to choose from during the months of March and April.

For instance, there are 3 exhibitions that you can go see at le Grand Palais:

  • From 29th March to 5th June 2017: From the Great Mughals to the Maharajahs. Jewels from Al Thani collection: You will get to immerse yourself in the jewelry traditions of India, there will be more than over 250 pieces.
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    Le Penseur – Rodin

    From 15 March to 24 July 2017: The exhibition ‘Gardens’: which is an assembly of sculptures, photographs, paintings… by artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse…

  • From 22th March to 31th July 2017: Rodin: the centennial exhibition: The exhibition will celebrate Auguste Rodin and will feature over 200 of Rodin’s works.

I will advise you to buy the Sesame Pass which only cost 25€ and allows to cut the queue, which is always pretty long. If you don’t buy the card don’t forget to reserve your tickets on the official website of the Grand Palais.

If you are interested in fashion, then this exhibition is for you “Dress code required: clothes that cause a scandal” at the Musée d’Art Décoratifs until the 23th of April 2017: This exhibition revisits all the scandalous fashion that have marked, challenged and shocked the fashion industry.

In March, the Musée Bourdelle, will inaugurate the exhibition titled Balenciaga: L’œuvre au noir which examines why the color black is so predominant in the designer’s work.

And at the Palais Galliera – the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris will put the spotlight on the singer Dalida. The Palais Galliera is marking the anniversary of her death with an exhibition of some of her most beautiful outfits. She was dressed by Carven, Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and many more.

If you are interested in Modern Art, you should visit le Centre Georges Pompidou which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. You will get to see the exhibition of Cy Twombly, Kollektsia…and the permanent collection which includes over 100.000 works from Picasso, Matisse, Delaunay, Rouault and much more. Same advise as for le Grand Palais, buy your tickets on the official website, the queue will be much shorter.

And if you have the time, you should visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation, it is an amazing building and the park is gorgeous.

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Louis Vuitton Fondation

Sadly the Shchukin collection is going back to Russia on the 5th of March. Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin was a Russian businessman who became an art collector, mainly
of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. The exhibition presents 130 masterpieces by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern masters.

Have a lot of fun discovering the many exhibitions in Paris!

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