Visit Paris: Discover what you can do in Paris… at home

Centre Pompidou, Paris, c Zairon

Our latest visit Paris article looks at exhibitions, concerts, opera and culture in Paris can also be enjoyed virtually.

Despite the announcement of a second lockdown and the curtain falling on events, culture is very much alive for everyone to discover in new ways. Major cultural venues have an attractive online programme including exhibitions, shows and festivals for you. Here are some of the events to enjoy from home during the month of the festive period, all from the comfort of your sofa, on your screen, and for free!

Paris is the capital of fashion. For several centuries, the City of Light has been renowned for its unique dress style. Every year, this cradle of haute couture welcomes the collections of the greatest couturiers.

Visit Paris with fashion history
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs takes a look at the history of fashion through its virtual exhibition on clothing from 1715 to 1914. Skirts, dresses, shoes, parasols… see the changes in fashion over the centuries, admire the details, cuts and fabrics in a few clicks. A nice peek preview before being able to rediscover these wonderful fashion garments and items at this museum on Rue de Rivoli.

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent unveils some of its most beautiful works in a virtual exhibition in the form of triptychs. The couturier’s iconic pieces are also presented in the form of sketches and in photographs of films, events, plays and concerts where they have been worn. See the costumes of Zizi Jeanmaire, Catherine Deneuve, Anny Duperey and Arletty online before getting the opportunity to admire them in real life at the former fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent, on Avenue Marceau.

For its first virtual exhibition Centre Pompidou walks the visitor through the world of Spanish painter Joan Miró and in particular his Blue I, II, III triptych. Cutting-edge technology normally reserved for video games, enables the public to travel through the virtual exhibition spaces and access new resources that help provide a better understanding of the artist’s place in modern art, along with unique scenography.

And exhibition goers nostalgic for previous exhibitions held at the Centre Pompidou can now revisit Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Bacon, Boltanski, Prehistory, and Dora Maar via a virtual guided tour. The current exhibitions on Matisse, Martin Barré and Global Resistance are also available on video.

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