From Leonardo to Marie Antoinette, don’t miss the top shows in Paris
Leonardo Forever at the Louvre
Marking 500 years since his death, the Louvre presents an unprecedented retrospective of Da Vinci’s career. This is the mother of all Louvre exhibitions, so booking ahead is an absolute must.
October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020
Trees at the Fondation Cartier
Bringing together a community of artists, botanists and philosophers, the Fondation Cartier looks at the latest scientific research on trees, revealing their beauty and biological wealth as they are threatened by deforestation.
Until November 10
Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais
While the work of Toulouse-Lautrec is widely associated with the Moulin Rouge and the Montmartre underworld, the Grand Palais invites us to explore other aspects such as his desire, encouraged by his passion for photography, to represent time and ‘freeze the moment’, his interpretation of human nature and his approach to the subject of mortality. This outstanding exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, with the exceptional support of the City of Albi and the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec.
October 9, 2019 to January 27, 2020
The Alana Collection at the Musée Jacquemart-André
The Musée Jacquemart-André brings us one of the most precious (and little-known) private collections of Renaissance art in the world, the Alana Collection, with more than 75 pieces by Italian masters from Fra Angelico to Tintoretto.
Until January 20, 2020.
Degas at the Opera, Orsay Museum
The Paris Opera was a focal point for Degas throughout his career, and this beautiful exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay examines how the Opera provided infinite resources as an artist’s ‘toolbox’.
Until January 19, 2020.
Marie Antoinette at La Conciergerie
Head to La Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette spent her final days, to discover how the queen’s image has become ingrained in our culture. ‘Marie Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image’ sheds new light on the portrayal of her person over the centuries.
October 16, 2019 to January 26, 2020
El Greco at the Grand Palais
This is the first major exhibition in France ever to be dedicated to Domenico Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco. Considered to be the last grand master of the Renaissance and the first great painter of the Golden Age, El Greco was rediscovered in the 19th century, and celebrated by the 20th-century avant-garde as the artist who linked Titian to the Fauvists.