Is visiting Paris, France, on your bucket list? In 2017, approximately 23 million tourists made this dream come true. The number is expected to grow during the next year, with exhibit openings, new restaurants and luxury hotels and an increase in direct flights adding to the irresistible temptation.
Here are some of the new attractions in Paris, France, planned for 2018:
- New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Foundation Louis Vuitton have collaborated for the first MoMA exhibition in France. “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris“ will be displayed at Foundation Louis Vuitton through March 2018 with masterworks by artists including Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Paul Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, and more.
- Corot et la figure at Marmottan Monet Museum: Featuring 60 masterpieces from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, this 2018 exhibition (open February through July and organized by the Marmottan Monet Museum) showcases original productions by the first modern landscaper: Camille Corot.
- Teatre La Scala, a French music hall and historic landmark that first opened in 1874, will reopen in March 2018 after a full renovation as a 550-seat theater with restaurant. The opening show will be entitled “Scala” by multi-disciplinary movement artist Yoann Bourgeois.
- The Lafayette Anticipations – Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation will debut in spring 2018, as a public gathering place dedicated to displaying and creating works of art. The Foundation aims to support contemporary artists from the visual arts to fashion, design and the performing arts.
- L’Atelier des Lumières is Paris’s first digital museum of fine art, located in a restored iron foundry. Opening spring 2018, the museum will include two areas for visitors: La Halle, with a continuous cycle of digital exhibitions, and Le Studio, for experienced or emerging artists. The opening will include an extended program focusing on Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele as well as a limited-time program on Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
- FlyView 360, a new concept of VR aerial simulator, will open in April 2018 at Place de l’Opéra offering dynamic flights over Paris.
- Galeries Lafayette is launching a new department store on the Champs-Elysées with 7,000-square meters worth of fashion designed by Danish firm BIG. 52 Champs-Élysées marks the site of a future flagship, positioned as an upmarket department store for the 21st century.
- Brasserie du Lutetia, by three Michelin-starred chef Gérald Passedat, opens spring 2018 in a setting designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte at the newly renovated Lutetia Hotel.
- La Girafe, from the same family as La Maison du Caviar and Rasputin, brings a new rooftop dining experience to Cité de l’architecture in November.
- Eataly will continue global expansion with the opening of the first French flagship in a 43,055-square-foot building at Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie in the Marais.
- Guy Savoy is set to open his Metal Café at the brand new Musée National de la Monnaie.
ILE DE FRANCE REGION
- Southwest of Paris, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Palace of Versailles are presenting an exhibition at Château de Rambouillet through January 2018 featuring portraits of the Bourbon-Toulouse-Penthièvre family, who owned Rambouillet during the 18th century.
- Creation of a river marina at l’Isle-Adam, to the north of Paris, on the edge of the largest river beach in France with 120 docks for boats, a range of shops and restaurants and a hotel.
- Creation of an urban transport museum in Chelles, to the east of Paris, with 150 trams, buses, trolley buses, omnibuses as well as uniforms, signs, 10,000 films and 300,000 photos.
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