The best exhibitions this December 2021 in Paris and Île-de-France

Published by Cécile D., Laurent P. · Photos by Cécile D. · Published on 22 December 2021 at 15h17
In December 2021, there is a lot to see in Paris. Between art galleries, the decorated monuments and the Christmas lights, Paris is a treat for the eyes! To make sure you are not missing something, one solution, following our guide about the exhibitions and the arty events...

The Holidays in Paris in December make the city magical. Snow is covering the top of museums and monuments and we finally have enough time to enjoy the exhibitions that are starting during the Holidays.

We let you discover the arty events likely to fill in your days/nights and weekend this December 2021.

Main events and exhibitions to enjoy in December 2021 in Paris:

Photos : Exposition Vogue au Palais Galliera Photos : Exposition Vogue au Palais Galliera Photos : Exposition Vogue au Palais Galliera Photos : Exposition Vogue au Palais Galliera Vogue exhibition at the Palais Galliera, enjoy 100 years of Vogue
The Palais Galliera presents “Vogue Paris 1920-2020”, an exhibition celebrating the iconic fashion magazine 100th anniversary. It features photographs, drawings, magazines, archives and movies showing the importance of the magazine supporting Parisian fashion, haute-couture and young designers. Meet from October 2, 2021 to January 30, 2022 to discover this historic moment. [Read more]

Cinemode, nos photos de l'exposition de Jean-Paul Gaultier à la CinémathèqueCinemode, nos photos de l'exposition de Jean-Paul Gaultier à la CinémathèqueCinemode, nos photos de l'exposition de Jean-Paul Gaultier à la CinémathèqueCinemode, nos photos de l'exposition de Jean-Paul Gaultier à la Cinémathèque Cinemode, our pictures of the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at Paris Cinémathèque
Jean-Paul Gaultier is invited from October 6, 2021 to January 16, 2022 by the Cinémathèque for a compelling display of the movie costumes he has designed for several iconic movies! [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]

Photos : Exposition Mugler au MADPhotos : Exposition Mugler au MADPhotos : Exposition Mugler au MADPhotos : Exposition Mugler au MAD Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the exhibition at the Mad - our pictures
Event alert! Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs welcomes the Thierry Mugler : Couturissime exhibition. Save the date, get some days off, get your camera ready... This exhibition offers us an overview on the genius designer’s career, an absolute icon in the fashion world. Originally scheduled from October 2020, it has been postponed to September 30, 2021 to April 24, 2022. [Read more]

Enfin le cinéma !, nos photos de l'exposition sur l'apparition du 7e art au Musée d'OrsayEnfin le cinéma !, nos photos de l'exposition sur l'apparition du 7e art au Musée d'OrsayEnfin le cinéma !, nos photos de l'exposition sur l'apparition du 7e art au Musée d'OrsayEnfin le cinéma !, nos photos de l'exposition sur l'apparition du 7e art au Musée d'Orsay Enfin le cinéma!, our pictures of the exhibition about the seventh art at the Musée d’Orsay
The Lumière brothers give rise to cinema in 1895. Two centuries later, the Musée d’Orsay go back to square one of this invention that changed art and the world for ever. The “Enfin le cinéma!” exhibition runs from September 28, 2021 to January 16, 2022. [Read more]

Soutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'Orangerie - nos photosSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'Orangerie - nos photosSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'Orangerie - nos photosSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'Orangerie - nos photos Soutine/De Kooning, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie - Our pictures
The Musée de l’Orangerie has painters Chaïm Soutine and Willem de Kooning talk in a new exhibition. From September 14, 2021 to January 10, 2022, explore the works by these two expressionist artists and rediscover these two great painters from the post-war years. [Read more]

Artsy events in December 2021:

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Retrospectives in December 2021:

Vivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du Luxembourg Vivian Maier, the tribute exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg
She is one of the greatest photographers from the 20th century, even though her talent has only been acknowledged too recently: Vivian Maier is paid tribute in an exhibition running from September 5, 2021 to January 16, 2022 at Paris Musée du Luxembourg. [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: the exhibition is up by night too at the Atelier des Lumières
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. (Re)discover the exhibition by night, from December 17, 2021 to January 2, 2022. [Read more]

Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Gaudí, the Architect of the Imaginary: pictures of the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières pays tribute to architecture genius Gaudí, whose works of art have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. From May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022, come and enjoy the “Gaudí, the Architect of the Imaginary” exhibition. Starting from December 17, you can enjoy the exhibition until late in the night. [Read more]

Georgia O'keeffe au Centre PompidouGeorgia O'keeffe au Centre PompidouGeorgia O'keeffe au Centre PompidouGeorgia O'keeffe au Centre Pompidou Georgia O’Keeffe: first retrospective in France at Centre Pompidou - Our pictures
For the first time, Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is gathered for a retrospective in France. This is an event you do not want to miss! Head to Centre Pompidou in Paris from September 8 to December 6, 2021 to discover the paintings of this American abstraction leader. [Read more]

Contemporary art exhibitions in December 2021:

Martin Margiela, l'exposition chez Lafayette Anticipations - nos photosMartin Margiela, l'exposition chez Lafayette Anticipations - nos photosMartin Margiela, l'exposition chez Lafayette Anticipations - nos photosMartin Margiela, l'exposition chez Lafayette Anticipations - nos photos Martin Margiela, the exhibition at Lafayette Anticipation - Our pictures
Art and fashion lovers are expected at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations from October 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022 to discover an exhibition about Martin Margiela’s work. An exhibition focusing here on Martin Margiela as an artist and not the fashion designer. [Read more]

Australia Now 2021 : exposition Jonathan Jones au Palais de TokyoAustralia Now 2021 : exposition Jonathan Jones au Palais de TokyoAustralia Now 2021 : exposition Jonathan Jones au Palais de TokyoAustralia Now 2021 : exposition Jonathan Jones au Palais de Tokyo Australia Now 2021: Jonathan Jones exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo - new dates
As part of Australia Now 2021, and from November 26, 2021 to February 20, 2022, the Palais de Tokyo welcomes Jonathan Jones’s very first exhibition in France called Untitled (transcriptions of country). [Read more]

Le Palais de Tokyo présente sa nouvelle saison, Six Continents ou plusLe Palais de Tokyo présente sa nouvelle saison, Six Continents ou plusLe Palais de Tokyo présente sa nouvelle saison, Six Continents ou plusLe Palais de Tokyo présente sa nouvelle saison, Six Continents ou plus Paris Palais de Tokyo presents its new season: Six Continents ou Plus
Contemporary art fans are expected from November 26, 2021 to March 20, 2022 to discover Palais de Tokyo’s latest season called Six Continents ou Plus – or Six Continents and More. [Read more]

La collection Morozov, Icônes de l'art moderne, à la Fondation Louis Vuitton - nos photosLa collection Morozov, Icônes de l'art moderne, à la Fondation Louis Vuitton - nos photosLa collection Morozov, Icônes de l'art moderne, à la Fondation Louis Vuitton - nos photosLa collection Morozov, Icônes de l'art moderne, à la Fondation Louis Vuitton - nos photos The Collection Morozov, Modern art icones, at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton - Extra time
The Fondation Louis Vuitton invites you from September 22, 2021 to April 3, 2022, to discover a super exhibition focusing on the collection Morozov. An exhibition focusing on French and Russian works of art gathered in the early 20th century by two Moscow patrons and collections, Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov. [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]

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]

Photo exhibitions in December 2021:

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Themed exhibitions in December 2021:

Exposition Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or au musée Guimet Exposition Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or au musée Guimet Exposition Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or au musée Guimet Exposition Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or au musée Guimet “Tadjikistan, au pays des fleuves d’or” exhibition at Musée Guimet
Musée Guimet invites us on an oneiric journey to Tajikistan, the country of golden rivers. From October 13, 2021 to January 10, 2022, come aboard a never-before-seen cruise to discover a country with little-know richness. [Read more]

Julie Manet, la mémoire impressionniste : nos photos de l'exposition du musée Marmottan MonetJulie Manet, la mémoire impressionniste : nos photos de l'exposition du musée Marmottan MonetJulie Manet, la mémoire impressionniste : nos photos de l'exposition du musée Marmottan MonetJulie Manet, la mémoire impressionniste : nos photos de l'exposition du musée Marmottan Monet Julie Manet, our pictures of Musée Marmottan Monet's impressionist exhibition
Muse and symbol of a dazzling impressionist era, Julie Manet is given pride of place in an exhibition in Musée Marmottan Monet. From October 19, 2021 to March 20, 2022, discover “Julie Manet”, a fascination exhibition about a multi-faceted woman. [Read more]

Grandeur Nature, l'exposition photo sur le Toit de la Grande ArcheGrandeur Nature, l'exposition photo sur le Toit de la Grande ArcheGrandeur Nature, l'exposition photo sur le Toit de la Grande ArcheGrandeur Nature, l'exposition photo sur le Toit de la Grande Arche Grandeur Nature, the photo exhibition on the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense
Beautiful photograph lovers are expected on the Grande Arche rooftop- reopening from July 1 - to discover an exhibition by two photographers, Olivier Löser and Laurent Monlaü, called Grandeur Nature. [Read more]

Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum L’Odyssée Sensorielle, the compelling immersive exhibition at Paris Museum of Natural History - Last days!
More than an exhibition, Paris Museum of Natural History offers a never-before-seen compelling immersive display: from October 23, 2021 to July 4, 2022, dive into the “L’Odyssée Sensoriel” and discover the living world as you have never experienced it before! [Read more]

Exposition au Musée Cernuschi, Exposition au Musée Cernuschi, Exposition au Musée Cernuschi, Exposition au Musée Cernuschi, Exhibition at Musée Cernuschi, “Peindre hors du monde” - Our pictures
The Musée Cernuschi invites Asian art fans to discover their latest exhibition running from November 5, 2021 to March 6, 2022 and called “Peindre hors du Monde, Moines et lettrés des dynasties Ming et Qing”. A never-before-seen dive into the heart of three centuries of Chinese paintings and calligraphies, displayed in Europe for the very first time. [Read more]

Exposition Aux frontières de l'humain au Musée de l'HommeExposition Aux frontières de l'humain au Musée de l'HommeExposition Aux frontières de l'humain au Musée de l'HommeExposition Aux frontières de l'humain au Musée de l'Homme The Limits of Humanity, the exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Homme
Here is a question tormenting philosophers and scientists for centuries: what is human? The Musée de l’Homme takes you to this investigation looking for a meaning, to the borders of human, for a fantastic journey. Meet from October 13, 2021 to May 30, 2022 to answer this question as old as humankind… [Read more]

Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, double exhibition at Paris Musée National Picasso - Extended time
Paris Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin team up and offer an exceptional double-exhibition about Picasso and Rodin. From May 19, 2021 to March 6, 2022, discover two exhibitions on the bonds between the two artists in their own Parisian museums. A great first you do not want to miss! [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]

Exposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de Montmartre Le Paris de Dufy, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre, our pictures
Paris lovers and art buffs can head to the Musée de Montmartre to discover – for the reopening starting from May 19 – the magnificent exhibition focusing on Raoul Dufy’s works called “Le Paris de Dufy”. An exhibition that has no ending date so far as it may be extended. [Read more]

Historic exhibitions in December 2021:

Exposition Paris - Athènes, naissance de la Grèce moderne au musée du Louvre, nos photosExposition Paris - Athènes, naissance de la Grèce moderne au musée du Louvre, nos photosExposition Paris - Athènes, naissance de la Grèce moderne au musée du Louvre, nos photosExposition Paris - Athènes, naissance de la Grèce moderne au musée du Louvre, nos photos Paris – Athens, the Birth of Modern Greece: the Louvre exhibition, our pictures
The Louvre offers us a wonderful travel in time, a journey from Paris to Athens, discovering modern Greece. From September 30, 2021 to February 7, 2021, get on board for an extraordinary adventure celebrating the bicentenary of the independence of Greece. [Read more]

Playful exhibitions in December 2021:

Bio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Bio-inspirée, the new permanent exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
There it is! The latest permanent exhibition that will fascinate us endlessly. “Bio-inspirée” is coming from September 18, 2020 to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. A wonderful introduction to environment and sustainable solutions for children and older ones. [Read more]

Free exhibitions in December 2021:

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 December 2021 to 31 December 2021

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