Our latest International events article takes the short train ride west.
Musée national du Moyen-Âge – Le monde médiéval
Located amid the vestiges of Gallo-Roman public baths and in a 15th century private mansion in the Latin Quarter, the musée de Cluny – Le monde médiéval is reopening in spring 2022 after a complete makeover. The new 250m2 reception areas over two levels have been designed by the architect Bernard Desmoulin.
The exhibition spaces and visitor trails have been altered and now present the collection – more than 23,000 items – in chronological order, from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. The Gallo-Roman vestiges have been consolidated and the mediaeval residence of the abbots of Cluny has been restored.
Besides the exhibitions that are regularly held here, talks, debates, concerts, themed or storytelling tours and workshops for children provide opportunities to explore or to rediscover fascinating subjects such as the world of knights and chivalry and courtly love in the presence of masterpieces such as the monumental Pillar of the Boatmen Roman column and The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry.
Exciting exhibitions to enjoy in March and April
The Palais Galliera is paying tribute to the fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who passed away in April 2021, with the exhibition Love Brings Love, until 10 July 2022. The event draws inspiration from the collaborative show of the same name that ended Paris Fashion Week in October 2021. Franco-Israeli Elbaz is famous for being the creative director of Paris’s oldest fashion house Lanvin from 2001-2015.
On 16 April 2022, a big immersive exhibition titled Machu Picchu and the Treasures of Peru will open at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. The exhibition retraces 3,000 years of pre-Columbian civilisations and includes a virtual reality expedition to mysterious Machu Picchu.
Two other must-see exhibitions are The Origins of the Water Lilies: The Impressionists and decoration at the Musée de l’Orangerie, until 11 July 2022, and Pioneers at the Musée du Luxembourg, until 10 July 2022.
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