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THE CHAMPOLLION ADVENTURE, IN THE SECRET OF HIEROGLYPHICS

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the François Mitterrand Library offers you an exhibition which focuses on the figure and discoveries of Jean François Champollion (1790-1832), father of Egyptology.Barely 32 years old at the time, the young scientist exhibited his luminous interpretation of the graphic system of the ancient Egyptians.Champollion thus offers the world knowledge of the names of the pharaohs who built the pyramids, the deciphering of the books of the dead found in the tombs and the understanding of a lost language and literature.The exhibition includes nearly 350 pieces (manuscripts, prints, photographs, papyri, etc.), from the collections of the BNF and from exceptional loans, in particular from the Louvre Museum and the Egizio Museum in Turin. They will introduce the public to the “Champollion method”, and bring life back to a civilization that still fascinates today.The exhibition also reveals the figure of the father of Egyptology but also of the man who was Champollion, his ardor, his immense curiosity, his temperament as well as his literary qualities.From April 12, 2022 to July 24, 2022.Francois Mitterrand LibraryQuai Francois Mauriac 75706 ParisLine 6 station Quai de la GareLine 14 Library François Mitterrand station.RER C station Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.Price 9€

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Gallen-Kallela : Myths and nature

From March 11, 2022 until July 25, 2022, the Jacquemart-André museum is honoring the works of the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). Nearly seventy works will be presented there. From private and public collections, including exceptional loans from the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Espoo, Finland.This time, the exhibition will retrace his entire career, on the theme of nature and the Finnish landscape.The last major exhibition dedicated to him, in 2012, was organized by the Musée d’Orsay, which allowed the Parisian public to discover his entire career, thus contributing to the dissemination of Finnish art outside its borders.The exhibition aims to reveal in greater depth the question of man’s relationship with nature.Price: 30€Address: Jacquemart-André Museum – 150, Boulevard Haussmann75008 ParisHours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.Metro: lines 9 and 13 stations Saint-Augustin, Miromesnil or Saint-Philippe du Roule.

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“AFTER ALL” – ACROBATIC SHOW AT LA VILLETTE, PARIS

The show is an outlet for confinement and loneliness, inspired by the health crisis.In a late-night atmosphere, Séverine Chavrier and the fifteen circus artists from the 33rd promotion of the Center National des Arts du Cirque, immerse us in an often dark universe, but which questions “How to resume the course of a normal life, when we were constrained in our individual and collective freedoms?Chinese mat, hand to hand, acrodance, fabrics, swinging trapeze, fixed trapeze, flexible wire, Cyr wheel and acrobatic lifts, we will embark on an air show with raw energy punctuated by a rock’n’roll soundtrack.Marquee area at La Villette.From January 19 to February 13, 2022.Wednesday to Friday at 8 p.m.Saturday at 7 p.m.Sunday at 3 p.m.Price: 26€Metro: line 7 Porte de la Villette stationBus: number 139, 150 and 152 Porte de la Villette stationsTram: line 3b station Porte de la Villette.

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Marcel Proust, a Parisian novel

The Carnavalet museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust (1871-1922).The exhibition is devoted to the relationship between Marcel Proust and the city of Paris, where most of his existence takes place.The first part of the exhibition explores the Parisian universe of the writer. Marcel Proust’s life took place in the heart of a very small space, a quadrilateral stretching from Parc Monceau to Place de la Concorde, from Concorde to Auteuil, from Auteuil to Bois de Boulogne and to Etoile. Thanks to Paris, this brings him a decisive dimension in the awakening of his vocation. In addition, his discovery of artistic and social circles in Paris, the friendships and loves that arise there, strengthen the personality of the writer and lead him to the revelation of his vocation.The second part of the exhibition opens onto the fictional Paris created by Marcel Proust. By following the architecture of the novel “In Search of Lost Time” and through emblematic Parisian places, it offers a journey into the work and the history of the city, by focusing on the main protagonists of the novel.Around 280 works (paintings, sculptures, graphic works, photographs, architectural models, accessories and clothing), manuscripts and archival documents, from public and private collections, French and foreign, will evoke the Parisian universe of Marcel Proust, oscillating between reality and reinvention.The exhibition is open until Sunday April 10, 2022Carnavalet Museum: 23 rue de Sévigné 75003 ParisOpen: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Museum closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.Price: 11 €Line 1: St Paul station

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THIS WINTER, THE AVAR IS INVITED TO THE THÉÂTRE DES VARIÉTÉS

Who did not grow up with this magnificent play, Molière’s Avare?The opportunity has come to discover or rediscover this great classic, written by Molière in 1668.Molière portrays with humor, his contemporary society and himself.Molière deals with several subjects in this play: greed in the first place, as well as domestic tyranny, selfishness and what today is called sexism.Story line: Harpagon, an old father, who loves money more than his own family, to the point that he suspects everyone of wanting to steal it. He imposes on his son Cléante, to marry a rich widow, and for his daughter Elise, a rich Noble much older than her. He does all this to get rid of them and to be able to marry Mariane, a beautiful young girl, much younger than him and penniless, with whom he has fallen in love.The play is being performed at the Théâtre des Variétés from January 15, 2022 to April 10, 2022.Address: 7 Boulevard Montmartre 75002 Paris.Metro: line 8 and 9 Grand Boulevard stations.Price: from 14 €

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Grand Prix d’Amérique

The Prix d’Amérique is a horse race taking place on the last Sunday in January at the Vincennes racecourse.It is one of the three biggest international events with the Eliteloppet in Sweden and the Hambletonian Stakes in the United States.The race is an International Group race reserved for horses from 4 to 6 years old.The first edition took place in 1920 and ran over 2500m.During the Second World War, the Prix d’Amérique never took place. He was resumed on liberation in 1945.Currently, the race is run over 2700m.This year, the Grand Prix d’Amérique (celebrating its 100th anniversary) will take place on Sunday January 26, 2020, at the Vincennes racecourse.

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Vincent Van Gogh

The new digital exhibition of the Atelier des Lumières, offers an immersion in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1852-1890), genius ignored during his lifetime, which has upset the painting. Marrying the entire space of the Atelier, this new visual and sound creation, traces the tormented life of the artist, who painted during the last 10 years of his life, more than 2000 paintings, today scattered through the world.Vincent Willem van Gogh, was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, announces Fauvism and Expressionism. Van Gogh grew up in a family of the old bourgeoisie. He first tries to make a career as an art dealer. Refusing to see art as a commodity, he is fired. He then aspires to become a pastor, but he fails the theology exams. At the approach of 1880, he turned to painting. During these years, he left the Netherlands for Belgium, then France to settle there. He then explores painting and drawing both as an autodidact and as a student. However, his life is peppered with crises that reveal his mental instability. One of them causes suicide, at the age of 37.$The exhibition ends on January 05, 2020. The Atelier des Lumières – 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris.Discover and rediscover this artist and our City Light by staying at the hotel Pastel Paris.