1-   Design Brothers of Brittany in Rennes


concert shadows

© Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec 2015 Studio Bouroullec


Renowned design brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to their native Brittany to exhibit their work in this vibrant student town.

March 25–August 28, 2016. More information here. 



2-   Le Havre Shows an Impressionist Mastermind 


night illumination castle

L'Embarcadère et la jetée de Trouville, 1863. © National Gallery of Art, Washington   

Normandy’s bright, modernist port city honors key artistic figure, Eugène Boudin, at the modern art museum for this year’s Impressionist Festival.

April 16–September 26, 2016. More information here.




3- Art Through a Musical Lens in Metz

viw of dijon at night


© Tadashi Kawamata  © Pompidou-Metz © Photo Noémie Gotti

This graceful city’s own Centre Pompidou will showcase the history of modern and contemporary art through the prism of music at Musicircus. 

April 20–July 17, 2016. More information here.



4- Picasso on the Sea in Marseille 

View of Le Havre at night

 Pablo Picasso El Matador 1970 © Succession Picasso 2016

The new MuCEM museum, whose exterior and surrounds is enough reason to visit, showcases a major retrospective on Picasso.

April 27–August 29, 2016. More information here.



5- Versailles: Carriages Fit for a King


Machines de l'ile in Nantes huge elephant

Le baptême du Duc de Bordeaux

The Coach Museum re-opens its doors with an exquisite collection of carriages, transporting you back to the lavish, pre-revolutionary years. 

Opening May 10, 2016. More information here.



6- Hermès Window Displays in Poitiers


View of Nancy fireworks at night


Among the many Romanesque churches here, Maison Hermès shows enchanting window displays blurring imagination and reality.

June 18–September 18, 2016. More information here.



7- Marilyn Monroe in Aix-en-Provence

night illumination castle


Marilyn Monroe From the Last Sitting 1962 (Pink Roses) - © Estate of Bert Stern  Staley-Wise Gallery  Galerie Dina Vierny

An exhibition presenting timeless images of the actress, including those taken a month before her death by photographer Bert Stern.

October 22–April 17, 2017. More information here. 



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