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What are the Paris exhibitions and artistic events for the start of the season?

Paris spoils visitors with a rich and diverse array of museums and cultural activities. While the permanent collection of France's top museums is always on display, the city hosts many temporary exhibitions every year, which you can only see for a limited time.

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    • WHO's next
    • Paris + par Artbasel
    • Maison et Objet
    • Atelier des Lumières
    • Naples à Paris
    • Treasures in Black & White
    • Mark Rothko
    • Van Gogh à Auvers-sur-Oise, les derniers mois
    • Eternal Mucha
    • À toi de faire, ma mignonne - Musée Picasso
    • Where to stay for these Paris Exhibitions in 2024?
    • Exhibitions you missed in 2023

    With France's summer vacation season soon coming to an end, there is a chance to catch new temporary exhibitions or visit ongoing exhibitions you may have missed. If you are looking to visit a new Paris exhibition this fall, you have plenty of fascinating options to choose from.

    WHO's next

    WHO's next is a three-day trade show for the fashion industry held twice a year at the Porte de Versailles convention center. The latest trends in ready-to-wear, accessories, and skincare will be on full display. Visit this major event for an exclusive look into the French fashion industry.

    Dates : September 2-4, 2023 and January 20-22, 2023

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    Paris + par Artbasel

    The renowned art fair is organizing another edition of the Paris + par Artbasel for 2023. Hosted across the Left Bank at the Grand Palais Ephémère, dozens of French and international galleries will converge to showcase contemporary artists in the main "Galeries" section and emerging artists in the "Galeries Emergentes" exhibit. You can opt for an exclusive vernissage ticket on the 19th or visit during the public days.

    Date : October 18-22, 2023 (Public days are October 20-22)

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    Maison et Objet

    Taking place during Paris Design Week, Maison & Objet features home décor items, interior design materials, and more in one giant expo. Over 700 companies will present their wares at this trade fair, offering an unprecedented opportunity to see the latest designs and materials in person.

    Date : September 7-11

    Atelier des Lumières

    This unique immersive exhibition covers the walls and floors with projected animations inspired by the greatest artists of all time. Let the moving images and accompanying music show you the genius of icons like Van Gogh in a new light.

    The Marc Chagall and Paul Klee shows continue until January, and you can still catch the Van Gogh and Yves Klein summer exhibition until mid-October.

    Van Gogh - Klein : 6 juillet - 18 octobre 2023

    Chagall Paris - New York : 17 février 2023 - 7 janvier 2024

    Paul Klee - Peindre la Musique : 17 février 2023 - 7 janvier 2024

    Naples à Paris

    In this temporary exhibition, the Louvre invites Naples' Capodimonte Museum to display the best pieces from its permanent collection in Paris. Discover some of the most awe-inspiring works of Italian painting from masters like Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

    Dates : From June 7, 2023 - January 8, 2024

    Treasures in Black & White

    Be amazed by the skillful hand of Rembrandt and the colorful world of Toulouse-Lautrec, inspired by Japanese prints. This exhibition explores the beauty of prints and engravings from figures who have left a mark on art history. Located at the Petit Palais on Avenue Winston Churchill, Treasures in Black & White highlights the museum's collection of graphic arts masterpieces.

    Dates : From September 12, 2023 - January 14, 2024

    Mark Rothko

    While you will miss the Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat expo ending in late August, there is still plenty to see at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The museum will host a retrospective of American artist Mark Rothko's career starting in October. These iconic masterpieces of modern art boast bold swathes of expressive color that continue to inspire more than 50 years after the artist's death. Ahead of the Rothko exhibit, you can still visit the museum and explore the striking architecture designed by star architect Frank Gehry.

    Date : October 18, 2023 - April 4, 2024

    Van Gogh à Auvers-sur-Oise, les derniers mois

    Van Gogh spent the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, close to Paris. The works he created during this period will be on display in the Musée d'Orsay until February, offering a privileged look at the final period of the painter's artistic career.

    This fall, the Paris museum is also hosting other temporary exhibitions on several 19th-century artists and an exhibition on the bridges of Gustave Eiffel, architect of the Eiffel Tower.

    Dates : October 3, 2023 - February 4, 2024

    Eternal Mucha

    This immersive, olfactive, and interactive exhibition at the Grand Palais Immersif highlights the talent of art nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha through a contemporary lens. The uniquely immersive exhibition is ongoing until November.

    Dates : March 22 - November 5, 2023

    À toi de faire, ma mignonne - Musée Picasso

    Following 50 years since the painter's passing, the Picasso celebration continues at his eponymous museum in this exhibition curated by artist Sophie Calle. Spanning four floors, the artist draws upon the museum's archives to reexamine some of the most emblematic works of Pablo Picasso through a personal narrative exploring themes like disappearance.

    Dates : October 3, 2023 - January 7, 2024

    Where to stay for these Paris Exhibitions in 2024?

    No matter the occasion, Highstay offers a variety of high-end apartments for short-term rental in the heart of French culture. If you are visiting the city this fall or winter for museum exhibitions, consider staying in one of our Louvre-Rivoli or Champs-Elysées apartments.

    Each space is tastefully decorated in contemporary furnishings, offering a unique take on Parisian luxury. Our self check-in and check-out service provides complete privacy to all guests. Highstay apartments include luxurious touches like Aesop toiletries, fine linens and towels, and a fully equipped kitchen, including a Nespresso machine.

    Our staff is always happy to help answer any questions or requests about Paris museum exhibitions, your stay, or anything else. For an additional charge, we are happy to arrange a luxury car service or a private city guide for a one-of-a-kind Parisian experience.

    This apartment is sumptuously decorated with fine materials like marble, stone, and fine wood. It is conveniently located within walking distance of major attractions like the Arc de Triomphe, Petit Palais, and Les Invalides. The three bedroom apartment can house up to 8 people and features two en-suite bathrooms and a large living area.

    Elegant contemporary furniture contrasts with classic French architectural details like elaborate ceiling moldings and Versailles-style flooring. This spacious and luxurious two bedroom is steps away from Louvre museum exhibitions, like the latest temporary exhibition from the Capodimonte Museum.

    The apartment's en-suite hammam bath is the perfect way to rest after a long day exploring the latest blockbuster exhibition at France's national museum. It is also a short walk to the Tuileries Garden and the Orangerie Museum - which displays breathtaking panoramic canvasses of water lilies by Claude Monet.

    This cozy one bedroom apartment is located across from the Samaritaine luxury department store. It is also close to the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, and the many attractions of downtown Paris. Despite the central location, it offers a calm and quiet place to rest - perfect for one or two travelers looking to catch the latest exhibitions and enjoy Fall in Paris.

    The calming and luxurious interior of this double en-suite apartment welcomes up to six guests. Seasoned travelers visiting Paris will appreciate its proximity a short metro ride from the Atelier des Lumières and Grande Halle de la Villette, while remaining within walking distance of the Picasso Museum and other Marais attractions like the art galleries lining the Place des Vosges.

    Exhibitions you missed in 2023

    This year has already witnessed several memorable exhibitions, which will unfortunately come to an end before the fall season. Here are a few you may have heard of that you will likely miss.

    Ramses the Great & the Gold of the Pharaohs

    This unprecedented Ancient Egypt exhibition at the Grande Halle de la Villette showcases 180 items from royal tombs that have never before left Egypt. The show ends on September 10, 2023.

    Le Mot Exact

    This exhibition at the Centre Pompidou features manuscripts by singer Serge Gainsbourg demonstrating his poetic talent for French-language songwriting. Books from Gainsbourg's personal library are also on display, showing how great authors like Maupassant and Oscar Wilde inspired the singer-songwriter. The show ends on September 3, 2023.

    Basquiat × Warhol - Painting Four Hands

    This exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation highlights a collaboration between two of the 20th century's greatest artists: Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Between 1984 and 1985, the two artists created over 150 paintings demonstrating their unique styles. The show ends on August 28, 2023.

    Picasso Celebration: The Collection in a New Light

    Following 50 years since Pablo Picasso's death, the Picasso Museum has invited British designer Paul Smith to curate this exhibition showcasing the colorful nature of Picasso's works. The show ends on August 27, 2023.

    Jean Paul Gaultier

    This exhibition at the National Galleries of the Grand Palais was a retrospective of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. It included 175 separate outfits, sketches, and clips from concerts and films featuring his designs. The exhibition ended on August 3, 2023.

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