Our selection of some interesting things to do, see and experience in Paris this week and over the weekend.
David Hockney Retrospective at Centre Pompidou
A retrospective of artist David Hockney’s work is currently on view at Centre Pompidou. This comprehensive exhibition includes more that 200 works by the artist who just celebrated his 80th birthday. These include his iconic paintings of swimming pools and double portraits as well as the more recent Yorkshire landscapes. While you are at the Centre Pompidou, do take time out to visit the retrospective of American photographer Walker Evans’s work and the brilliant photographic experiments by Steven Pippin at the free exhibition in the basement Gallery of Photographs.
Beachy in Paris
Make the most of summers in Paris
Head over to the Bassin de la Villette for L’été du canal or sunbathe along the Seine at the Paris Plages. A series of animations, events and concerts accompany pop-up food and drink bars.
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Christian Dior exhibition
Check out the lavish Christian Dior exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior, this stunning exhibition follows the illustrious universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.