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Things to do and current exhibitions to visit in Paris

Published on Friday, 27 June 2014 in the category News of the month

Things to do in Paris this summer are many and varied, so why not let yourself be tempted by the attractive prices of the Hotel Paris France? With our special discount rates for most of the month of August we offer the ideal location from which to enjoy the capital this summer. Paris adopts a languid pace at this time of year as many Parisians leave the city on vacation. But that doesn’t mean there’s a scarcity of things to do. Au contraire; among the countless distractions you will find some exciting exhibitions.

Essential Paris exhibitions for the summer

If you are intrigued by the era of cultural enlightenment and innovation known as the Belle Epoque, then you should not miss Paris 1900: The City Of Entertainment, at the Petit Palais until August 17th. Experience the ambience of Paris as it was at the time of the 1900 Universal Exposition, the high point of the Art Nouveau movement, when France led the way in so many areas of fashion, art, science and cuisine.

The short, but intense and passionate career of the Second Empire era sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is the subject of Carpeaux: A Sculptor For The Empire. This retrospective at the Orsay Museum from June 24th to September 28th is the first devoted to the artist since 1975 and demonstrates exactly why the vibrant work of the sculptor of Ugolino And His Sons and The Neopolitan Fisherboy was so popular at the time and has proven so enduring since.

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective of the Italian artist Lucio Fontana until August 24th. Over 200 works from the 1920s until 1968, the year of this visionary artist’s death, are presented. Included are the once notorious slashed and pierced canvases created by this founder of the Spatialism art movement.

Enjoy Paris and Summer special rates

From August 3rd to 29th the Hotel Paris France offers special summer discount rates to tempt you to come and experience the magic of a Parisian summer. Out in the glorious sunshine you will find a wealth of activities. Paris Plages brings beach culture to the heart of the city, with three resorts on the Seine offering sun, sand, swimming, sports, live music and, of course, ice cream. If you have an interest in world culture then don’t miss the Parc de la Villette on weekends, or the Paris Quartier d'Eté. Both will bring global music, dancing, crafts and arts to the streets of Paris.

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  • Paris 1900, The City Of Entertainment, until August 17th
    Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th
    Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 43 40 00
  • Carpeaux (1827-1875), a Sculptor for the Empire : from 24 June – 28 September 2014
    Musée d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7e
    Tel. 0033 (0)1 40 49 48 14
    Metro : Solferino or Assemblée Nationale, line 12
  • Lucio Fontana Rétrospective : until August 24th, 2014
    Modern Art Museum : 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
    Tel. 0033 (0)1 53 67 40 00
    MEtro : Alma-Marceau or Iéna, line 9
    RER : ligne C - Pont de l'Alma station

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Picture "Museum of Modern Art of the city Paris" copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont