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Spotlight on culture, arts and heritage in Paris

Spotlight on culture, arts and heritage in Paris

The name City of Light is well-deserved because, year after year, Paris is a beacon in the fields of culture, arts and heritage. A shining example to the world due to the depth, diversity and passion of the city’s events, exhibitions and sense of history. In keeping with this proud tradition, the Hotel Jacques de Molay, elegantly situated in its architectural jewel in the heart of the Marais, takes you on a tour of events not to be missed.


FIAC, an expanding universe

Emblematic of contemporary creation, the international contemporary art fair called FIAC remains the essential event on the global art scene. From October 12th to 22nd, 2017, this trade show will take place in various Parisian locations. With some 170 art galleries from 25 different countries in attendance, the extraordinary nave of the Grand Palais will throng with the works of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Paintings, sculptures and installations will attract collectors, connoisseurs, curators and the curious from far and wide. Not content to rest on its laurels, however, FIAC continues to conquer new territories. Since 2016, the Petit Palais and the Avenue Winston Churchill have been the venue for the On Site programme, hosting about forty works. While Hors les Murs (Outside the Walls) offers sculptures and installations in the Jardin des Tuileries, artistic performances in the Cour Carrée du Louvre, conferences in the Staircase of Honour of the Grand Palais, and more.


When New York comes to Paris...

To further enrich your artistic experience in Paris, take a trip to the edge of the Bois de Boulogne. There, against the backdrop of the Jardin d'Acclimatation and within a cutting edge 21st century building designed by Frank Gehry, you can set out on the trail of the extraordinary history of MoMA. From October 11th, 2017, to March 5th, 2018, New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art will exhibit a selection of 200 works drawn from its vast collections at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. MoMA was founded in 1929 and the exhibition pays tribute to one of the first institutions dedicated to the plastic arts. Providing an insight into all the major artistic movements ranging from the early 20th century to the digital achievements of the 21st, it traces the evolution and multifaceted, cross-disciplinary scope of MoMA.


Discover the hidden faces of Paris 

And to return to the beating heart of the capital and its history, on September 16th to 17th the 34th edition of European Heritage Days is devoted to the theme of Youth. A free open day for visiting various places throughout the city, from mansions classified as historical monuments to churches of all denominations via political institutions not generally accessible to the public, this will permanently etch your stay in your memory. Come and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the capital.