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Poison

Oct 10, 2018 - Aug 11, 2019

The exhibition will take visitors on an insightful journey into the evolution and "use of nature's most remarkable biochemical weapon - venom". A substance that kills, immobilizes, causes pain and fear but that can also save lives ...

Parcours Lumiere in Tours

Dec 1, 2018 - Nov 17, 2019

Who says son et lumière season has to end at the first whiff of daylight savings? Keen to prolong the fun, the city of Tours has unveiled France's first (as far as we can make out) year-round nightly light show: the Parcours Lumière.

Birthday Celebration: Gustave Courbet

January 1 - December 31

On the bicentenary of his birth, Courbet's native Ornans is poised to lift the veil on the provocateur behind the world's most reviled, and revered, painting. His artworks were  nothing if not controversial, L'Originie du Mondre is statement example.

Atelier des Lumières: Starry Night

February 22 - December 31

Blending eye-popping digital collages and projections of Van Gogh's key works, this exhibition is a spellbinding (and eminently snappable) journey into the star-crossed painter's pictorial world and incredible mind. Image credit: Atelier des Lumières

Inhabiting time: Lee Ufan

February 27 - September 30

This monographic exhibition traces the artist’s career from his early works in the 1960s to his most recent creations, showing how his aesthetic has evolved over more than five decades.

Hammershøi: The Master of Danish Painting

March 3 - July 22

A recluse, utterly consumed by his work, Hammershøi rarely left his Copenhagen studio – only stoking his own mystique. Step into the elusive Danish artist's world and his enigmatic work… Image credit: musee-jacquemart-andre.

Viva da Vinci 2019 Anniversary

March 22 - December 31

In case you hadn't heard (unlikely with all the hullabaloo surrounding the anniversary), it's been 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci breathed his last at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. And the Loire Valley town (and the rest of the region for that matter) is not about to let the milestone go by without a full year of events, concerts and light shows. Enter the Viva da Vinci! 2019 festival, an anniversary celebration of epic scale.  

The Ey Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain

March 27 - August 11

This exhibition reveals how some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, including Sunflowers, were influenced by his British experience and how he set many British artists on the path to modernity. Credit image: France Today US 173 Issue

International Garden Festival 2019

April 25 - November 3

France's answer to the Chelsea Flower Show (with an extra sprinkling of whimsy), Chaumont's Festival International des Jardins is a breeding ground for green-fingered mavericks. This year's 'Gardens of Paradise' edition is sure to be heaven on earth.

Lille Eldorado

April 27 - December 1

Riding its 'European Capital of Culture' high, Lille is poised to seal its rep as a cultural gold mine with the lille3000 Eldorado festival. Borrowed from Mexican folklore and South America legend, Lille will treat locals and visitors to the Latin Fiesta of the decade.

The Essential Duchamp

April 27 - August 11

French-American artist Marcel Duchamp wanted conceptual art to serve the mind, not just please the eye. This new in-depth exhibition, which features 125 works never seen before in the Asia-Pacific region.

2019 Centenary of the death of Pierre-Auguste Renoir

May 1 - October 1

Discover Pierre-Auguste Renoir's summer home, in Essoyes in Champagne, where he lived there on and off for more than three decades on the centenary of his death. His final resting place is preparing to honour its adopted son with a volley of events and a flagship exhibition Be sure to visit between May and October, when a number of the painter's original works will go on show in the dining room.

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