On the occasion of the bicentenary of the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the François Mitterrand Library offers you an exhibition which focuses on the figure and discoveries of Jean François Champollion (1790-1832), father of Egyptology.
Barely 32 years old at the time, the young scientist exhibited his luminous interpretation of the graphic system of the ancient Egyptians.
Champollion thus offers the world knowledge of the names of the pharaohs who built the pyramids, the deciphering of the books of the dead found in the tombs and the understanding of a lost language and literature.
The exhibition includes nearly 350 pieces (manuscripts, prints, photographs, papyri, etc.), from the collections of the BNF and from exceptional loans, in particular from the Louvre Museum and the Egizio Museum in Turin. They will introduce the public to the “Champollion method”, and bring life back to a civilization that still fascinates today.
The exhibition also reveals the figure of the father of Egyptology but also of the man who was Champollion, his ardor, his immense curiosity, his temperament as well as his literary qualities.

From April 12, 2022 to July 24, 2022.
Francois Mitterrand Library
Quai Francois Mauriac 75706 Paris
Line 6 station Quai de la Gare
Line 14 Library François Mitterrand station.
RER C station Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.
Price 9€



For the first time, the City of Architecture and Heritage is exhibiting 190 original pieces, on loan from one of the largest museums in Peru.
You will be able to discover frontal headdresses, funerary masks, imperial outfits, silver crowns and one of the most impressive collections of gold ever exhibited.
Beyond the traditional exhibition of remarkable archaeological objects, the exhibition is a real immersive experience in the universe of the societies of ancient Peru, which for more than 3000 years shaped the great history of the Andean civilization.
The City of Architecture and Heritage also offers augmented reality, which allows you to integrate visual and audible digital content (texts, images, videos, 3D animated objects). It also makes it possible to combine virtual and real objects, while reality literally allows the visitor to enter a monumental and virtual environment.
The experience thus offers the very first expedition to Machu Picchu in virtual reality.

From April 16, 2022 to September 04, 2022
City of Architecture and Heritage
Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre 75116 Paris
Metro lines 6 and 9, Trocadéro station.
Opening: Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
La Cité is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
Price: 9€



From March 11, 2022 until July 25, 2022, the Jacquemart-André museum is honoring the works of the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). Nearly seventy works will be presented there. From private and public collections, including exceptional loans from the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Espoo, Finland.

This time, the exhibition will retrace his entire career, on the theme of nature and the Finnish landscape.

The last major exhibition dedicated to him, in 2012, was organized by the Musée d’Orsay, which allowed the Parisian public to discover his entire career, thus contributing to the dissemination of Finnish art outside its borders.

The exhibition aims to reveal in greater depth the question of man’s relationship with nature.

Price: 30€
Address: Jacquemart-André Museum – 150, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Metro: lines 9 and 13 stations Saint-Augustin, Miromesnil or Saint-Philippe du Roule.



The show is an outlet for confinement and loneliness, inspired by the health crisis.
In a late-night atmosphere, Séverine Chavrier and the fifteen circus artists from the 33rd promotion of the Center National des Arts du Cirque, immerse us in an often dark universe, but which questions « How to resume the course of a normal life, when we were constrained in our individual and collective freedoms?
Chinese mat, hand to hand, acrodance, fabrics, swinging trapeze, fixed trapeze, flexible wire, Cyr wheel and acrobatic lifts, we will embark on an air show with raw energy punctuated by a rock’n’roll soundtrack.

Marquee area at La Villette.
From January 19 to February 13, 2022.
Wednesday to Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Price: 26€

Metro: line 7 Porte de la Villette station
Bus: number 139, 150 and 152 Porte de la Villette stations
Tram: line 3b station Porte de la Villette.


Marcel Proust, a Parisian novel

The Carnavalet museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust (1871-1922).

The exhibition is devoted to the relationship between Marcel Proust and the city of Paris, where most of his existence takes place.

The first part of the exhibition explores the Parisian universe of the writer. Marcel Proust’s life took place in the heart of a very small space, a quadrilateral stretching from Parc Monceau to Place de la Concorde, from Concorde to Auteuil, from Auteuil to Bois de Boulogne and to Etoile. Thanks to Paris, this brings him a decisive dimension in the awakening of his vocation. In addition, his discovery of artistic and social circles in Paris, the friendships and loves that arise there, strengthen the personality of the writer and lead him to the revelation of his vocation.

The second part of the exhibition opens onto the fictional Paris created by Marcel Proust. By following the architecture of the novel “In Search of Lost Time” and through emblematic Parisian places, it offers a journey into the work and the history of the city, by focusing on the main protagonists of the novel.

Around 280 works (paintings, sculptures, graphic works, photographs, architectural models, accessories and clothing), manuscripts and archival documents, from public and private collections, French and foreign, will evoke the Parisian universe of Marcel Proust, oscillating between reality and reinvention.

The exhibition is open until Sunday April 10, 2022

Carnavalet Museum: 23 rue de Sévigné 75003 Paris

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Museum closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Price: 11 €

Line 1: St Paul station



Who did not grow up with this magnificent play, Molière’s Avare?

The opportunity has come to discover or rediscover this great classic, written by Molière in 1668.

Molière portrays with humor, his contemporary society and himself.

Molière deals with several subjects in this play: greed in the first place, as well as domestic tyranny, selfishness and what today is called sexism.

Synopsis: Harpagon (played by Michel Boujenah), is an old father, who has loved money more than his own family, to the point that he suspects everyone of wanting to steal it. He imposes on his son Cléante, to marry a rich widow, and for his daughter Elise, a rich Noble much older than her. He does all this to get rid of them and to be able to marry Mariane, a beautiful young girl, much younger than him and penniless, with whom he has fallen in love.

The play is being performed at the Théâtre des Variétés from January 15, 2022 to April 10, 2022.

Address: 7 Boulevard Montmartre 75002 Paris.

Metro: line 8 and 9 Grand Boulevard stations.

Price: from 14 €


Botticelli au Musée Jacquemart-André

Le musée Jacquemart-André reçoit du 10 Septembre 2021 au 24 Janvier 2022, les œuvres de Botticelli.
Botticelli est né à Florence au 15ème siècle, sous la dynastie des Médicis et à l’aube de la Renaissance.
Botticelli évolue aux côtés de Michel-Ange, Léonard de Vinci ou encore de Raphaël.
C’est au cœur d’une ville en pleine ébullition culturelle, qu’il a créé les œuvres les plus mythiques de cette période. De La Naissance de Vénus à l’allégorie du Printemps, en passant par les peintures de la chapelle Sixtine au Vatican.
C’est au sein des sublimes pièces de l’hôtel particulier parisien, que les visiteurs pourront découvrir le développement artistique de Botticelli, de ses débuts dans l’atelier de Filippo Lippi à sa consécration.

Musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris
Tarif : 17€

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