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the best exhibits to see this fall in paris

The Best Exhibits to See this Fall in Paris

The permanent collections at Parisian museums are classics that are always worth seeing. Equally exciting are the wide range of temporary exhibits on display at any given time. French Side Travel has rounded up a list of the best exhibits to see this fall in Paris.

The Best Exhibits to See this Fall in Paris

Mark Rothko at Fondation Louis Vuitton

mark rothko fondation louis vuitton

For the first time in France since 1999, Fondation Louis Vuitton is showing a major Mark Rothko retrospective. The 115 works on display come from large institutional collections and from international private collections, including that of the artist’s family. The exhibit is organized chronologically throughout the Fondation Louis Vuitton and includes Rothko’s early paintings as well as the abstract works for which he is well known today.  From October 18th through April 2nd.

Naples in Paris at Musée du Louvre

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In order to encourage collaborative efforts among museums in Europe, the Musée du Louvre is hosting the Museo di Capodimonte through early January 2024. The “Naples in Paris” exhibit highlights 60 major Italian treasures from the Museo di Capodimonte in two different parts of the Louvre. This collaboration is an incredible opportunity to view masterpieces from the Capodimonte collection alongside the Louvre’s collection. Through January 8th.

Where to Stay in Paris
hotel montalembert paris

Hotel Montalembert

This 5-star boutique hotel is located on the Left Bank of the Seine River. It occupies a Haussmann building in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, so you’ll enjoy the feel of classic 19th-century Paris. Fans of art will love that the Louvre Museum is just a 10-minute walk away.

Breakfast is served in the hotel’s breakfast room or in guests’ rooms upon request. The hotel restaurant offers gourmet cuisine, with meals and drinks that can be enjoyed on the terrace in nice weather.

Spa treatments are available for guests comfort.

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise: The Final Months at Musée d’Orsay

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise: The Final Months at Musée d'Orsay exhibits to see this fall in paris

Recently opened on October 3rd, “Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise: The Final Months” is the first exhibit dedicated to the works created by Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, just outside of Paris, during the final two months of his life. Van Gogh had hoped to find a new creative energy in Auvers-sur-Oise, and in only two months produced 74 paintings and 33 drawings, including several iconic works. Through February 4th.

Amedeo Modigliani: A Painter and His Dealer at Musée de l’Orangerie

Amedeo Modigliani: A Painter and His Dealer at Musée de l'Orangerie

One of the most crucial moments in Amedeo Modigliani’s career is perhaps when he met his eventual dealer, Paul Guillaume in Paris nearly a century ago. Prior to meeting Guillaume, Modigliani had been almost exclusively working on sculptures for five years. Guillaume encouraged Modigliani to return to painting and helped to promote his works among the literary and artistic circles in Paris and the United States. This exhibit looks at the special relationship held between artist and dealer through a selection of Modigliani’s iconic works. Through January 15th.

Treasures in Black & White at the Petit Palais

Treasures in Black & White at the Petit Palais exhibits to see this fall in paris

Printed works are at the core of the Petit Palais’ collection thanks to its founders, brothers Auguste and Eugène Dutuit. The elder Dutuit brother, Eugène, collected over 12,000 original prints in his lifetime including works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrant and Goya. Later in the Petit Palais’ history, curator Henry Lapauze added contemporary prints, specifically those in color, to the collection by artists including Buhot, Bracquemond, Chéret, Steinlen, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Visitors can discover a technical, iconographic, and stylistic overview of printmaking from the 15th to the 20th century. Through January 14th.

Azzedine Alaïa: Couturier and Collector at Palais Galliera

Azzedine Alaïa: Couturier and Collector

Azzedine Alaïa‘s passion for both fashion and history led him to amass an incredible collection of clothing and costumes. This one-of-a-kind exhibit showcases Alaïa’s heritage collection, which he started in 1968 after Cristóbal Balenciaga closed his fashion house. The collection, first seen after the designer’s death, is now being exhibited for the first time. Visitors can disover 140 exceptional pieces from designers like Gabrielle Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, and Thierry Mugler that Alaïa collected in total secrecy. Through January 21st.

Where to Stay in Paris
cour des vosges

Hotel Cour des Vosges

This landmarked 17th-century mansion converted into a 5-star hotel located in the Marais overlooks the oldest square in Paris, the Place des Vosges.

The hotel features a noble level of authenticity with a grand staircase, painted ceilings, Renaissance grandeur, and unique decor in shades of blue and pink pastels for an ethereal and mysterious feel.

Each of the 12 rooms offer a magnificent view of the Place des Vosges. Furnishings include ceramics, sculptures, and tapestries.

The restaurant offers light gourmet afternoon tea and dinner.

To relax and rejuvenate, the Roman Baths inspire tranquility and serenity. Special skin and facial treatments and massages in a candle-lit setting are also available.

Chagall, Paris – New York at the Atelier des Lumières

Chagall, Paris - New York at the Atelier des Lumières

Through January 7th, visitors can experience an immersive sound and light show into the creative universe and major works of Marc Chagall at the Atelier des Lumières. The accompanying jazz, classical, and klezmer music was specifically chosen thanks to its influence on Chagall. Both Paris and New York greatly inspired Chagall. The exhibit features some of his favorite subjects including circuses and the opera as well as his different art forms including ballet costumes and stained glass. Through January 7th.

We hope this list of the best exhibits to see this fall in Paris gives plenty of cultural inspiration in the French capital. We would love to help you plan a dream trip to France with a custom, completely tailor-made itinerary. Some of our favorite destinations in France include Paris, the South of France, and Normandy. Get in touch with a travel designer today to start the planning process!

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