Spring is in full swing and it’s a beautiful time of year in Paris. Île-de-France is in its third lockdown, making events tricky. But we Parisians hold out hope that things will reopen in mid-May. With daylight savings and warmer weather on the horizon, our fingers are crossed! Here are some events, both in-person and online, still happening this April in Paris.
Fondation Claude Monet – Giverny and online – April 19 onwards
Good news for Parisians looking for a local day trip: Monet’s garden and house are reopening April 19, just in time for spring! See the beautiful gardens that inspired the artist in full bloom. If you’re not in Paris, you can still enjoy a digital tour of the foundation.
Divas: D’Oum Kalthoum à Dalida – Institut du Monde Arabe – April 7-July 26
This exhibition pays tribute to two of the 20th century’s greatest female artists of Arab music and cinema, Oum Kalthoum and Dalida. The exhibition celebrates both their history and contemporary heritage. It includes often-unpublished period photographs, extracts from films and legendary concerts, glamorous cinematographic posters, magnificent stage dresses, personal items, and rare interviews.
Festival Circulations – Online – until May 2
The 11th edition of this Festival of Young European Photography, organized by CENTQUATRE-Paris, takes place on their website and social media. The program features guided video tours, artist interviews, e-readings, and more.
Literary Left Bank Virtual Tour Experience – Women of Paris – Various dates
Do you wish you could walk the streets of Paris? That you could see and feel the history of the city through a unique lens? Join Women of Paris for their new virtual tour. Women of Paris tours are the first Paris walking tours devoted entirely to women’s history and influence. Each tour examines the lives of women who played a defining role in different areas of the city’s history.
Paris ZigZag – Online – Various dates
Uncover the secrets of Montmartre with Visite virtuelle live: la face cachée de Montmartre on April 17. Discover the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Paris with Visite virtuelle live: Paris Art Nouveau on April 18. And on April 25, head to the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with Visite virtuelle live : Saint-Germain des Prés et ses mythes.
Fever – Online – Various dates
Take a virtual tour of the architecture of Paris and its banlieues with Visite virtuelle: Architecture délirante à Paris et en banlieue on April 4. Participate in a live online ceramic modelling workshop with Atelier créatif: Modelage à l’argile avec une céramiste en live on April 18. And on the same date, discover one of the finest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world with Visite virtuelle: Peinture impressionniste au Musée d’Orsay.
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