Top 10 Best Exhibitions in Paris this summer 2021

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 15 July 2021 at 15h20 · Updated on 15 July 2021 at 15h20
What are the greatest exhibitions to see this summer in Paris? Banksy, Napoleon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cherry Blossoms, the Atelier des Lumières: here are 10 great exhibitions you really do not want to miss!

Days are longer, it is sunny, and we want to make the most of our time: summer in Paris is always a lovely idea. Roam around museums and galleries, discovering exhibitions that should not be missed. To help you out make the most of the best summer 2021 outings, here is a selection of the must-see exhibitions:

Here are the top 10 exhibitions you do not want to miss in Paris this summer:

Australia Now 2021 : Plongez au cœur des récifs, l'exposition à l'Aquarium de ParisAustralia Now 2021 : Plongez au cœur des récifs, l'exposition à l'Aquarium de ParisAustralia Now 2021 : Plongez au cœur des récifs, l'exposition à l'Aquarium de ParisAustralia Now 2021 : Plongez au cœur des récifs, l'exposition à l'Aquarium de Paris Australia Now 2021: Journey to the heart of reefs, the exhibition at Paris Aquarium
As part of Australia Now, Paris Aquarium invites you from June 28 to August 29, 2021 to dive into the heart of the barrier reef thanks to an exhibition called “Australie: Voyage au coeur des récifs”. The occasion to raise awareness about saving the environment, especially ocean floors. [Read more]

Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Dali, l’énigme sans fin: our pictures of the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières - New dates
You know his works, but do you really know what hides behind? Come and discover the secrets of one of the greatest painters of his generation at the Atelier des Lumières. “Dali, l’énigme sans fin” – Dali, the endless enigma – is on from May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022. [Read more]

Exposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la Villette The Napoléon exhibition is up at the Grande Halle de la Villette
The Napoléon exhibition is up from May 28 to September 19, 2021 at La Grande Halle de la Villette. Enjoy the first French Emperor's history as part of the bicentenary of his death. Discover Napoleon’s incredible destiny. [Read more]

The World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photos The Banksy exhibition back to Paris Lafayette-Drouot in early June 2021
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens in June 2021 at Paris Espace Lafayette-Drouot. Extended to December 31, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. [Read more]

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson – Revoir Paris, the exhibition at the Musée Carnavalet
The Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris offers a meeting of minds on the French capital: two photo exhibitions by Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson we are looking forward to visiting. To discover these works and the museum recently renovated, you are expected from June 15 to October 31, 2021. [Read more]

Exposition Les origines du monde au siècle de Darwin au Musée d'Orsay, nouvelles datesExposition Les origines du monde au siècle de Darwin au Musée d'Orsay, nouvelles datesExposition Les origines du monde au siècle de Darwin au Musée d'Orsay, nouvelles datesExposition Les origines du monde au siècle de Darwin au Musée d'Orsay, nouvelles dates The origins of the world, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay - Delayed
The Musée d’Orsay devotes a compelling exhibition to the origins of the world and the invention of nature in Darwin’s century. This exhibition, at the crossroads of sciences and arts, will return to the historic change in the 19th century. The exhibition was planned to run from December 15, 2020 to February 14, 2021, but is has been delayed. [Read more]

Cerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation Cartier Cherry Blossoms, the Damien Hirst exhibition at the Fondation Cartier
The Fondation Cartier invites British artist Damien Hirst from July 6, 2021 to January 2, 2022 to unveil his latest painting series called Cherry Blossoms (Cerisiers en Fleurs). A series of paintings that is part of the continuity of his researches, also showing the pleasure to meet – thanks to painting – the artist’s gesture again. [Read more]

La Collection Pinault à la Bourse de Commerce : ouverture prochaineLa Collection Pinault à la Bourse de Commerce : ouverture prochaineLa Collection Pinault à la Bourse de Commerce : ouverture prochaineLa Collection Pinault à la Bourse de Commerce : ouverture prochaine Pinault Collection at the Bourse du Commerce – our pictures and video of the opening
The renewal of the Bourse du Commerce with the Pinault Collection was one of the events the most expected in 2021. This new foundation is to welcome François Pinault’s art collection, a major art connoisseur, and is expected to reinforce the attractiveness of the Halles district… The opening is scheduled on May 22, opening free of charge for a few days! Discover our pictures taken during the premiere. [Read more]

Voyage sur la route du Kisokaido : nos photos de l'exposition du Musée CernuschiVoyage sur la route du Kisokaido : nos photos de l'exposition du Musée CernuschiVoyage sur la route du Kisokaido : nos photos de l'exposition du Musée CernuschiVoyage sur la route du Kisokaido : nos photos de l'exposition du Musée Cernuschi Journey Along the Kisokaido, our pictures of the exhibition at Paris Musée Cernuschi - Extra time
Japanese etching fans are expected at the Musée Cernuschi in Paris to discover the “Journey Along the Kisokaido: From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi” exhibition extended to August 8, 2021. [Read more]

Picasso-Rodin : l'exposition se prolonge au Musée Rodin - nos photosPicasso-Rodin : l'exposition se prolonge au Musée Rodin - nos photosPicasso-Rodin : l'exposition se prolonge au Musée Rodin - nos photosPicasso-Rodin : l'exposition se prolonge au Musée Rodin - nos photos Picasso-Rodin, Musée Rodin’s exhibition – our pictures
This is the event you do not want to miss: the double Picasso-Rodin exhibition is extended within the Musée Rodin and Musée Picasso. From May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022, come and discover the unique story as told by these mixing masterpieces. [Read more]

Careful though, as part of the current health guidelines , museums are required to keep a precise gauge of visitors until early July - when gauges might be ditched or not. We recommend you check museums' websites and purchase tickets before, to make sure you can enter the museum.

Do not forget European Museums Night takes place on July 3, 2021! For more entertainments likely to make your summer in Paris unforgettable, do not hesitate to browse our different guides!

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