The adventures of the most famous Belgian reporter and the first man on the moon, Tintin began in the cold winter of January 1929. Almost a hundred years since his first journey to the land of Soviets, this loveable plump-cheeked boy continues to be one of the most popular comic characters ever created. The adventures of Tintin have been translated into more than seventy languages and have sold over 230 million copies.

However, the creator of Tintin, Georges Remi, better known as Hergé, has often been eclipsed by his bequiffed hero and his faithful canine buddy, Snowy (and many other of his characters, from Captain Haddock to Thompson and Thompson). Now, the Grand Palais, Paris attempts to rectify this gap with a brand new exhibition, Hergé that opens to the public today.

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Herge - Tintin - 2016 Art Exhibition at Grand Palais | Paris
Hergé, Studios Hergé, Bruxelles, 1969. © Vagn Hansen – collection Studios Hergé
Billions of blue blistering barnacles! Hergé comes to Paris
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