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September 15, 2017
April 08, 2018
Focus on pastel

PARIS. The exhibition “The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon” gives a overview of pastel use by artists from Impressionism to Symbolism movements such as Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Emile-René Ménard, Odilon Redon and James Tissot. Some 130 works are on display, most of them dating from 1850 to 1914 and they illustrate the resurgence of pastel in the second half of the 19th century. They come from the museum’s collection but as these works are very fragile and sensitive to light, some of them are presented for the first time. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €10 / €8. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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October 11, 2017
Mars 05, 2018
A glimpse of MoMA’s collection

PARIS. The exhibition “Being Modern, MoMA in Paris” presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, films and videos from the famous American Museum reflecting its history and collecting since its foundation in 1929. Works on display are very diverse and illustrate the various artistic movements of the 20th century. Unfortunately the selection mixes masterpieces by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse or Pollock and some of the most ridiculous pieces by contemporary artists that entered museums only by the will of influential people who bought their works and don’t want their value to plunge. Louis Vuitton Foundation. 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris. Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm, till 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Admission : €9 / €4. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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November 14, 2017
April 01, 2018
Peru’s ancient civilizations

PARIS. The exhibition «Peru before the Incas» looks at the civilizations that flourished in Peru before Incas ruled the country through recent archaeological discoveries made, among others, at Huaca site near Trujillo and in the royal tombs of Sipán. Featuring some 300 objects, especially ceramics and gold jewels, it offers an insight into the origins, the culture, the belioefs and organization of power within the Chimú, Lambayeque, Cupisnique and Mochica societies Musée du Quai Branly. 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11am to 9pm, closed on Monday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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January 07, 2018
Mars 18, 2018
Limoux Carnival

LIMOUX Running for about ten weeks, the Limoux carnival takes place every Saturday and Sunday as well as on Ash Tuesday and every day during its final week. It features various exhibitions and events, the main ones being the parades taking place through the old town at 11am, 4.30pm and 10pm. Playing traditional music and wearing spectacular dresses, the bands of revelers called guilds sing satire in the ancient Occitan language making fun of society and its rules.The carnival ends with the Nuit de la Blanquette when a straw effigy of the King Carnaval is burnt at the stake in the main square taking the blame for the sins people have committed during the festival. Information :
www.carnaval-limoux.com
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January 13, 2018
April 08, 2018
Dunkirk carnival

DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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February 15, 2018
Mars 08, 2018
Fireworks in the mountains

COURCHEVEL. ALPS. Unique in Europe, the International Pyrotechnic Art Festival is a competition of firework shows taking place in different villages of the Courchevel ski area with snow and pine trees in background. Teams compete on February 15th and 22nd as well as on March 1st, 6th and 8th. Information : 01479080029
www.courchevel.com
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February 17, 2018
February 25, 2018
Chinese New Year Parades

PARIS. On the occasion of the Chinese New Year celebrations, Paris hosts two parades featuring decorated floats, elaborated traditional costumes, lion dancers and of course giants dragons accompanied by thousands of firecrackers. The first one takes place on Saturday 17th in the 11th and 19th arrondissements, departing at 2.pm from Belleville and passing by boulevard de la Villette, rue Rebeval, rue de Belleville, rue Louis Bonnet, rue de la Présentation and rue du Faubourg du Temple. The second one is scheduled on Sunday 25th in the 13th arrondissement, departs at 1pm from 44 avenue d’Ivry and passes by avenue de Choisy, place d'Italie, avenue d'Italie, rue de Tolbiac, avenue de Choisy, boulevard Masséna and avenue d'Ivry. Information :
www.chine-informations.com
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February 17, 2018
Mars 04, 2018
Lemon festival

MENTON. FRENCH RIVIERA The three weeks long Lemon Festival features various events. Colorful parades comprising music bands and floats of every size and shape entirely covered with citrus fruits take place every Sunday afternoon and every Thursday evening. Dozens of sculptures made up of lemons, limes, and oranges, some of them up to 10 m high, are erected in the Bioves garden that is illuminated by light shows after dark. The agenda also includes a children carnival and parade, as well as orchid and handicraft exhibitions. Admission fees. Parades : €10 to €25 for adults, €6 to €10 for children. Garden : €13 / €10 for adults, €8 / €6 for children. Information : 0492417695
www.fete-du-citron.com
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February 17, 2018
Mars 03, 2018
Nice Carnival

NICE. The Nice Carnival is one of the largest carnivals in the world. The city comes alive during nearly three weeks of festivities, with processions, flower parades, prestige soirées, concerts and fireworks, attracting over a million spectators. The carnival processions, comprising 16 floats and over 1 000 musicians and dancers as well as the “flowers battles” are part of the Carnival not to be missed. They take place in a unique setting, on the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. The 2018 theme is “King of Space”. Program varies every day. Admission : €12 to €26 for adults, €5 to €10 for 6 to 12 years old children. Free for children under 6 years old. Information : 0892707407
www.nicecarnaval.com
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February 23, 2018
February 25, 2018
Games for everyone

CANNES. Gathering together hundreds of exhibitors, players, authors and illustrators, the International Games Festival showcases traditional games, board games, video games and simulation games as well as collectible cards. It features hundreds of freely accessible games rated by a jury of amateurs and professionals, demonstrations, gaming tournaments, meetings with game authors and so on. Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes. Open from 10am to 7pm. Admission free. Information :
www.festivaldesjeux-cannes.com
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