15 must-see exhibitions in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on April 26th, 2024 at 07:33 p.m.
Every month, the museums and galleries of Paris and the Île-de-France region offer an ever-increasing number of exhibitions. To help you choose your next outing among this host of proposals, we've selected for you the 15 must-see exhibitions to see right now or in the next few days.

Paris boasts dozens of museums, hundreds of galleries and countless works of art to be seen around every corner... Each venue has its own program, and invites us to discover its exhibitions, which change very often. In short, it's easy to get lost in this mass of news. So what to see, where to go, what to do?

Much to our chagrin, time is not infinite and certain daily obligations keep us away from museums. So when we can finally take the time to visit a beautiful exhibition, we want to be sure that it's going to be fantastic! Alas, it's not easy to choose between all these options. And that's where Sortiraparis comes in.

For you, we've scoured all the museum programs in Paris and the surrounding region, to pick out only the best of the best, the cream of the exhibitions to see this month. Of course, many other exhibitions deserve to be included in this guide, but this selection already gives you an idea of what you can 't miss in Paris over the next few days.

Have you already seen everything, or are you just not enthusiastic about what's on offer? Come back often to consult this guide: this page is updated regularly as we make new discoveries. So if you're always on the lookout for great exhibitions in the Paris region, we suggest you keep this guide in your bookmarks, for even more great ideas for going out!

Are you ready? Hang on, we're off to the must-see exhibitions in and around Paris!

Exposition Monuments Men au Château de la Roche-Guyon - les photos -  A7C3911Exposition Monuments Men au Château de la Roche-Guyon - les photos -  A7C3911Exposition Monuments Men au Château de la Roche-Guyon - les photos -  A7C3911Exposition Monuments Men au Château de la Roche-Guyon - les photos -  A7C3911 Monuments Men, the exhibition at Château de la Roche Guyon that pays tribute to art officers
We're off to the Château de La Roche-Guyon to discover the "Monuments Men" exhibition, which runs from May 18 to November 24, 2024. The exhibition pays tribute to the "art officers" of the Second World War, who worked to protect, safeguard and restore Europe's cultural heritage. As part of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the Liberation, this exhibition offers a fascinating journey through history and art in a place steeped in memory. [Read more]

Formes et couleurs, l'exposition hommage à Ellsworth Kelly à la Fondation Louis VuittonFormes et couleurs, l'exposition hommage à Ellsworth Kelly à la Fondation Louis VuittonFormes et couleurs, l'exposition hommage à Ellsworth Kelly à la Fondation Louis VuittonFormes et couleurs, l'exposition hommage à Ellsworth Kelly à la Fondation Louis Vuitton Formes et couleurs, a tribute to Ellsworth Kelly at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
To mark the centenary of Ellsworth Kelly's birth, the Fondation Louis Vuitton pays tribute to the abstract artist with the exhibition Forms and Colors, on view from May 4 to September 9, 2024. [Read more]

Rayon Jouets, l'exposition ultra ludique du Hangar Y - IMG20240515130718Rayon Jouets, l'exposition ultra ludique du Hangar Y - IMG20240515130718Rayon Jouets, l'exposition ultra ludique du Hangar Y - IMG20240515130718Rayon Jouets, l'exposition ultra ludique du Hangar Y - IMG20240515130718 Rayon jouets: the playful exhibition for children of yesterday and today unveiled at Hangar Y
Hangar Y takes us into the world of toys, with an ultra-playful exhibition to discover from May 18 to September 22, 2024. [Read more]

Marathon, la course du messager : l'exposition olympique du Musée de la Poste - nos photos - IMG20240514190942Marathon, la course du messager : l'exposition olympique du Musée de la Poste - nos photos - IMG20240514190942Marathon, la course du messager : l'exposition olympique du Musée de la Poste - nos photos - IMG20240514190942Marathon, la course du messager : l'exposition olympique du Musée de la Poste - nos photos - IMG20240514190942 Marathon, the messenger's race: the Olympic exhibition at the Musée de la Poste - our photos
Since the dawn of time, running has been a way of getting around... But that's not all! To discover the importance of running and its cultural aspects, take advantage of the new exhibition at the Musée de la Poste: Marathon, la course du messager, on view from May 15 to September 15, 2024. [Read more]

Les chevaux de Géricault : l'exposition hommage au peintre se dévoile au musée de la Vie Romantique - IMG20240514104751Les chevaux de Géricault : l'exposition hommage au peintre se dévoile au musée de la Vie Romantique - IMG20240514104751Les chevaux de Géricault : l'exposition hommage au peintre se dévoile au musée de la Vie Romantique - IMG20240514104751Les chevaux de Géricault : l'exposition hommage au peintre se dévoile au musée de la Vie Romantique - IMG20240514104751 Géricault's horses: a tribute to the painter unveiled at the Musée de la Vie Romantique
The Musée de la Vie Romantique celebrates the bicentenary of Théodore Géricault's death, with a themed exhibition presented from May 15 to September 15, 2024. [Read more]

Olympisme, une histoire du monde - IMG 0777Olympisme, une histoire du monde - IMG 0777Olympisme, une histoire du monde - IMG 0777Olympisme, une histoire du monde - IMG 0777 Olympism, a world history: the Olympiad exhibition at the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Since 1896, 33 Olympiads have been held around the world. To mark the Paris 2024 Games, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is retracing their history and behind-the-scenes in a retrospective exhibition, from April 26 to September 8, 2024. [Read more]

L'Olympisme, une invention moderne - IMG 3808L'Olympisme, une invention moderne - IMG 3808L'Olympisme, une invention moderne - IMG 3808L'Olympisme, une invention moderne - IMG 3808 Olympism, a modern invention: the exhibition between art and sport at the Musée du Louvre, our photos
The Musée du Louvre is gearing up for the Olympic Games, with a brand-new, sporting exhibition. From April 24 to September 16, 2024, discover "Olympism, a modern invention, an ancient heritage". [Read more]

Grands Décors de Notre-Dame - IMG 0651Grands Décors de Notre-Dame - IMG 0651Grands Décors de Notre-Dame - IMG 0651Grands Décors de Notre-Dame - IMG 0651 Grands Décors de Notre-Dame: the Mobilier National's grandiose exhibition at the Galerie des Gobelins
Just a few months before the reopening of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Mobilier National presents the work carried out to restore the monument's decor, in a grandiose exhibition from April 24 to July 21, 2024. [Read more]

Photos : exposition Fragiles colosses au Jardin des PlantesPhotos : exposition Fragiles colosses au Jardin des PlantesPhotos : exposition Fragiles colosses au Jardin des PlantesPhotos : exposition Fragiles colosses au Jardin des Plantes Michel Bassompierre at Rosa Bonheur: the exhibition for animal lovers at Château Rosa Bonheur
Large, curvaceous animals have taken up residence at the Château de Rosa Bonheur: these are the works of Michel Bassompierre, who is exhibiting his sculptures from May 3 to September 30, 2024. [Read more]

Musée de l'air et de l'espaceMusée de l'air et de l'espaceMusée de l'air et de l'espaceMusée de l'air et de l'espace Saint-Exupéry, fragments of history: the exhibition on the pilot at the Musée de l'air et de l'espace
While Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is best known for writing "Le Petit Prince", he was also a famous pilot, whom the Musée de l'air et de l'espace will be honoring on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his death at sea, from May 29, 2024. [Read more]

La naissance des grands magasins - Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris - image00005La naissance des grands magasins - Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris - image00005La naissance des grands magasins - Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris - image00005La naissance des grands magasins - Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris - image00005 The birth of department stores, a double exhibition at the heart of these mythical Parisian landmarks
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Cité de l'Architecture take us to the heart of the legendary addresses of Parisian art de vivre with "The Birth of Department Stores", a two-part exhibition. Visit the MAD from April 10 to October 13, 2024, then from October 16, 2024 to March 16, 2025, to discover the history of these temples to fashion right up to the present day. [Read more]

Metal : nos photos de l'exposition à la Philharmonie de Paris - IMG 3571Metal : nos photos de l'exposition à la Philharmonie de Paris - IMG 3571Metal : nos photos de l'exposition à la Philharmonie de Paris - IMG 3571Metal : nos photos de l'exposition à la Philharmonie de Paris - IMG 3571 Metal at the Philharmonie de Paris: the major exhibition dedicated to extreme music, our photos
Extreme music comes to the Philharmonie de Paris! The famous hall nestled in the 19th arrondissement of Paris is hosting the "Metal" exhibition from April 5 to September 29, 2024. It's an opportunity to find out more about this musical genre, which continues to attract a huge following. We tell you all about it! [Read more]

L’art de James Cameron - IMG 9919L’art de James Cameron - IMG 9919L’art de James Cameron - IMG 9919L’art de James Cameron - IMG 9919 The Art of James Cameron, the exceptional retrospective exhibition at the Cinémathèque française
From April 4, 2024, immerse yourself in the exceptional worlds of Titanic, Terminator and Avatar with a retrospective exhibition on the work of James Cameron, cinema's leading director and screenwriter, at the Cinémathèque Française. [Read more]

Mexica, des dons et des dieux au Templo Major : l'exposition du musée du Quai Branly se dévoile - IMG20240402102359Mexica, des dons et des dieux au Templo Major : l'exposition du musée du Quai Branly se dévoile - IMG20240402102359Mexica, des dons et des dieux au Templo Major : l'exposition du musée du Quai Branly se dévoile - IMG20240402102359Mexica, des dons et des dieux au Templo Major : l'exposition du musée du Quai Branly se dévoile - IMG20240402102359 Mexica, gifts and gods at Templo Major: the Musée du Quai Branly exhibition unveiled
Discover the mighty Mexica empire and its mysterious culture, revealed in a new exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly, from April 3 to September 8, 2024. [Read more]

L'atelier rouge : le chef-d'œuvre de Matisse à l'honneur dans l'expo de la Fondation Louis VuittonL'atelier rouge : le chef-d'œuvre de Matisse à l'honneur dans l'expo de la Fondation Louis VuittonL'atelier rouge : le chef-d'œuvre de Matisse à l'honneur dans l'expo de la Fondation Louis VuittonL'atelier rouge : le chef-d'œuvre de Matisse à l'honneur dans l'expo de la Fondation Louis Vuitton L'atelier rouge: Matisse's masterpiece honored in Fondation Louis Vuitton exhibition
Discover Matisse's masterwork, L'Atelier rouge, in an exhibition never seen before in France, presented at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from May 4 to September 9, 2024. [Read more]

Les jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDR Mondes en commun: the new photo festival at the Musée Départemental Albert-Kahn
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Le Père Lachaise, le cimetière le plus mythique de Paris et ses tombes de personnalités célèbresLe Père Lachaise, le cimetière le plus mythique de Paris et ses tombes de personnalités célèbresLe Père Lachaise, le cimetière le plus mythique de Paris et ses tombes de personnalités célèbresLe Père Lachaise, le cimetière le plus mythique de Paris et ses tombes de personnalités célèbres Printemps des Cimetières 2024 in Paris, free events
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Château de Compiègne -  A7C7363Château de Compiègne -  A7C7363Château de Compiègne -  A7C7363Château de Compiègne -  A7C7363 5 free castles around Paris to discover this Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1st Sunday of the month
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Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes du Pré Saint-Gervais Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes du Pré Saint-Gervais Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes du Pré Saint-Gervais Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes du Pré Saint-Gervais Open house at the Pré Saint-Gervais 2024 artists' studios: the original program
The artists' studios of Le Pré Saint-Gervais open their doors to the public for an exceptional 13th edition, based on the theme "Art, the 5th element". Come and meet around a hundred artists and discover Pré Saint-Gervais, its street art and exhibitions on the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2024. [Read more]

Pardon national du Batellerie Pardon national du Batellerie Pardon national du Batellerie Pardon national du Batellerie The Pardon National de la Batellerie, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine's big nautical festival (78)
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L'exposition Printemps Asiatique Paris à la Pagode L'exposition Printemps Asiatique Paris à la Pagode L'exposition Printemps Asiatique Paris à la Pagode L'exposition Printemps Asiatique Paris à la Pagode Printemps Asiatique 2024 in Paris: dates and program of the art festival for Asia lovers
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Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760 Colors Festival 2024, the huge street art exhibition takes over a house in urban nature mode
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What a crazy program! Which exhibition will you start with?

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