Come and discover the Palace of Versailles, the residence of the Kings of France and a gem of architecture, listed as a Unesco world heritage site.
This sumptuous palace started out as a hunting lodge belonging to Louis XIII. It was only during the reign of Louis XIV that the chateau was extended after extensive work. By making it the home of the royal court in 1982, the Sun King began to turn it into the palace that we see today: one of the finest works of French art of the 17th century.
Your tour will begin at 8.45am in the centre of Paris, from where an air-conditioned luxury coach will take you to the Versailles Estate.
The Musée Marmottan Monet is delighted to present the exhibition “L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière” from March 7 to July 21, 2019. Featuring some sixty masterpieces from leading public and private collections in Europe and the United States (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown), this exhibition conjures up a journey that will offer a new vision of this painting.
The Pompidou Centre will be presenting France’s first retrospective in more than 50 years of work by the Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely, who is widely known as the father of OpArt. Comprising paintings, multiples, advertising posters and architectural designs, the display presents Vasarely’s multi-faceted output in chronological order, from his time as a student at a Bauhaus-influenced school to the highly innovative work of his late period, in which he explored the fourth dimension.
From 23 March to 15 September 2019, the Grande Halle at La Villette welcomes ‘Tutankhamun, the treasure of the Pharaoh’, an exhibition in partnership with the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is due to open in 2022. The latter is set to be one of the most important museums dedicated to Egyptian antiquity in the world. This major exhibition will reveal 150 fascinating original objects found in 1922 in the tomb of the most famous Pharaohs, the majority of which have never left Egypt before. A rare opportunity to discover and find out more about one of the most important figures of this period of history.
This is a touring exhibition and Paris is its first stop. Not to be missed!
Covering a total surface area of 575 hectares, Paris’s 12 International Tourist Zones offer plenty of opportunities to indulge in a little retail therapy, even on a Sunday! More than 3,000 retail outlets are open for business in different parts of the city.