Here is how you can enjoy Christmas in Paris!

Christmas is a magical time of year in Paris. There is no shortage of event and celebrations lined up for citizens and visitors across the festive season in 2018. Shoppers can head to one of the many different markets that will spring up around the city, or simply admire the stunning window displays. Families can head out to enjoy the lights of different displays and festivals. 

Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ : A prophecy of colour

There are some works of art that make the art world stop in its tracks for a little while and re-evaluate its opinions. Some paintings challenge conventions and perceptions of subjects to the point where they become important symbols of their era. The Talisman by Serusier is one such painting. 

Japonisms 2018 Kohei Nawa, Throne

2018 has been an important year in French-Japanese relations. This is the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between the countries and the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Period. 

Egon Schiele at the Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is currently showcasing the work of two influential artists that died in their prime. Both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele were visionaries of their respective eras. They both created engaging, shocking work that depicted real people and interesting human forms in a way that no-one else was. Their lives and surroundings could not have been more different. On one side we have Schiele in Vienna in the 1910s. His bold work was decades ahead of its time. Then we have Basquait in New York in the 1980s. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

The great exhibition spaces of Paris have succeeded in bringing a taste of different cultures and art histories to French art lovers this year. There have been impressive shows that highlight the creativity and history of Japan, the symbolism of the Baltic states and the great minds of Germany, America and more. The Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is another great celebration of American art – and a great way to round off the year. 

The Paris Salon du Chocolat 2018

The Salon du Chocolat experience is one that needs to be seen to be believed. Many chocolate lovers will have a good idea in their heads about what a grand celebration of chocolate should look like. Still, guests at the Porte de Versailles may be surprised at the scale of this 2018 event.

A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection

Some of the most interesting, and most unique art exhibitions occur when two or more major players unite to collaborate on a vast project. Major galleries and organisations combine talents and resources for a never-before-seen spectacle of art. That is precisely what visitors of the Louvre can expect when they see A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection.