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We know that during this festive season, you will only have time for Christmas shopping… but if you could save a little time to discover these two exhibitions, we promise you won’t regret it!
Where? Pinacothèque 2, 8, rue Vignon, Paris 8e
KARL LAGARFELD, A VISUAL JOURNEY explores the wide-ranging motifs, approaches and media that define Karl Lagerfeld’s astute and intensely personal interpretation of photography. The exhibition reveals Lagerfeld’s many areas of
interest including architecture, landscapes, Paris by night, portraits and self-portraits, fashion
photography, and abstractions (an interest in the
graphic characterizes many of his photos, regardless
of their subject). Two grand photo installations -Daphnis and Chloe and Le Voyage d’Ulysse – complete this comprehensive display of Lagerfeld’s photographic oeuvre.
When? Every day from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm / Until 8:30 pm on Wednesday and Friday
Full rate: 13€
Direct acess from Le Littré: metro line 12, stop at Madeleine
THE KING IS DEAD
The exhibition – the first on the subject –looks back on the details of the death, autopsy and funeral of Louis XIV, which strangely are little known, and to situate them in the funeral context of European sovereigns from the Renaissance period to the Enlightenment. It also discusses the survival – often paradoxical – of this ritual from the French Revolution to the contemporary era. The exhibition brings together works of art and historical documents of major importance from the largest French and foreign collections, including ceremonial portraits, funeral statues and effigies, gravestones, the manuscript for the account of the autopsy of the king, coins from the Saint-Denis Treasury, gold medals, emblems and ornaments, and furniture of funeral liturgy. Some of the pieces on display have never been exhibited in public.
Where? Château de Versailles, place d’armes, 78000 Versailles
When? Every day except Monday, from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Direct access from Le Littré: « transilien » train line N from Montparnasse train station to Versailles Chantiers
Full rate: 15€
What about a cabaret show during your stay? Let’s run to the LIDO DE PARIS, « a unique tribute to the elegance and treasures of Paris » with its new show “Paris Merveilles”!
Information and offers on the official website here.
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