Paris is plentiful when it comes to art exhibitions and this winter is no exception. With more than 20 large scale exhibitions on show at the moment, we have selected the best 10 for those who will be spending their Christmas in Paris.
1) René Magritte: Treason of Images (until January 23)
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou
A great retrospective of the famous surrealist painter René Magritte in the spectacular Centre Pompidou.
Musée de la vie romantique (Museum of romantic life) in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, resting the confines of the infamous neighborhood of Pigalle, exhibits artists of the 19th century artistic movement of romanticism. Besides its exhibitions, it has a pretty garden, hidden away from the commotion of the restless capital. And most important of all, it is hosting an exhibition on Baudelaire and the art of his time.
Paintings by Edouard Manet in the background. On the left, Spanish knights and in the middle, Angelina.
One of the best museums in Toulouse, Musée des Augustins offers a brilliant collection of medieval art and French paintings. It is a must-see not only for art enthusiasts but for everyone visiting the brick colored city of Toulouse.
Housed in an ancient convent, Musée des Augustins resides in a majestic setting. Besides its art collections the museum compound hosts a gigantic church and a beautiful courtyard surrounded by an elegant gothic arcade.
The beautiful hall designed by Jorge Pardo houses stunning Romanesque capitals dating back to the 12th century.