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Things To Do Around Paris – JANUARY

Welcome back, students!

If you’re looking for a quick break from the books or something to motivate you to get out and brave the chill this month, take a look below for inspiration.

Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums

Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums

The Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the designer’s first fashion show in six Parisian museums. A unique and exceptional exhibition to celebrate an equally extraordinary career: this is what the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée National Picasso-Paris and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris are offering from January 29 to May 15, 2022. Purchase tickets through each of the participating museums.

Orlinski Sculpture Exhibit

Outdoor Orlinski Sculpture Exhibit

Fancy a free outdoor exhibition? Check out the Richard Orlinski exhibition on Avenue George V. More than a dozen giant sculptures await along this beautiful 2km Parisian avenue, with gorillas, bears and giant lions. A beautiful discovery to be made until February 8, 2022.

Guide des plus beaux passages couverts de Paris
La Galerie Véro-Dodat

Les Passages Couverts de Paris

Rainy day ahead? Then it’s the perfect time to discover the covered passages of Paris.

“In the 19th century, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s great urban transformation plan, the capital originally had more than 70 covered passages. Their purpose was to protect the wealthy population from the mud and bustle of the streets, offering them passages protected from the weather by beautiful glass roofs and grouping many shops and restaurants in one place. Today, 21 covered passages remain open to the public.

Click HERE for a guide noting the top 12 most beautiful passages, and create your own tour of these covered galleries in Paris, an architectural curiosity that will take you back to the 19th century.” – Sortira Paris

78/113 - 49, rue de Rivoli - 1856 - F. F. Roubaud, Sculpteur
49 rue de Rivoli

Les Mascarons de Paris

While walking around this beautiful city, it is almost impossible not to notice the elaborate sculptures situated above many of the entryways. These impressive pieces of art are called mascarons in French, and were first limited to only the “most remarkable” buildings in the city as early at the 16th century before gracing all types of properties, including car garages. They popped up all around the city until WWII, and remain today, creating an open-air sculpture museum spanning the 20 arrondissements.

Click HERE to view a photo collection of mascarons by arrondissement. You may discover some worth venturing out to find in person yourself.

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