Enjoy an exhibition this Christmas

Enjoy an exhibition this Christmas

While the illuminations, animated window displays and Christmas markets obviously attract Parisians and visitors alike, the major exhibitions of the moment remain one of the capital's essential activities. Between enjoying hot chocolate at the Christmas markets and shopping in the department stores, you’ll want to check out some of the exhibitions that the Hotel Queen Mary team has selected for you.


The Van Gogh event at the Musée d’Orsay

His name alone is enough to bring in the crowds. Each exhibition dedicated to the artist and his work is therefore an event in itself. However, when such an exhibition is held at the Musée d’Orsay, it takes on a whole new dimension. Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise looks back on the last two months of the artist’s life, when, in the hope of alleviating his depression, he sequestered himself in the northern French village of Auvers-sur-Oise and experimented with his approach to painting. This specific period is examined in the light of some forty paintings and twenty drawings. 


Original and offbeat

The Hotel Queen Mary team recommends two more exhibitions, one at the Pompidou Centre and the other at the Picasso Museum. Dedicated to Marc Chagall, the first addresses all facets of the artist's creativity with drawings, sculptures and ceramics and is a great way to discover his complexity and inspirations. A toi de faire, ma mignonne at the Picasso Museum is a look into the humour and aesthetics of the mind of Sophie Calle. The protean artist engages in a dialogue with the works of the Catalan artist, a re-examination that is astonishing and explosive!


As you leave these places of culture and return to the Hotel Queen Mary, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. Stroll through the aisles of the Tuileries Christmas market, between artisan chalets and carousels, and skate under the starry sky, between Louvre and Concorde…


Photo : rochagneux

Hotel Queen Mary, a 3-star hotel ideally located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris