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Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 1er, Metro: Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre

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Opening hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday- Sunday, Thursdays open late until 9pm

Boasting some 150,000 objects, this museum has the collections of furnishings, textiles and decorative objects. Created in the wake of the 19th-century Expositions Universelles in Paris, and formerly housed in the Palais de l’Industrie and the Pavillon de Flore, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs was inaugurated on May 29, 1905. Managed by the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratif, its collections were displayed in the Louvre's rue de Rivoli wing, between the north entrance to the museum and the Pavillon de Marsan.


From 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Musée du Louvre Exhibitions in 2017/2018

Rue de Rivoli & quai des Tuileries, 1er

Metro: Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre

Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun, to 9.45pm Wed & Fri

From 21 September 2017 to 20 March 2018. The open-air drawing.

Grand Palais exhibitions

3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris


From Wednesday 11/10/2017 to Monday 22/01/2018

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is one of the major French painters of the 19th century. The exhibition of the Grand Palais explore his most diverse arts: painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture, ceramics, etc.


From Thursday 21/09/2017 to Monday 29/01/2018

The year 2017 celebrates the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. The Grand Palais pays tribute to this artist, famous for his photographs of major personalities such as Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock and others.

Hôtel de la Marine 

2 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

Metro lines 1, 8, 12: Concorde station / Line 14: Madeleine station

Architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel built the Hôtel de la Marine in the 18th century.

It’s schedule to reopen in 2018 at the Place de la Concorde.