Main Sources: Paris Convention and Visitors Office, Paris Mayor's Office
Seasonal Events and Festivals:
Saint Patrick's Day: Paris has a lively Irish community, making celebrating St. Patrick's day in Paris a memorable experience. From concerts and shows for where to spend away the wee morning hours, our guide to celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in Paris provides plenty of ideas for celebrating the green man.
Arts and Exhibits Highlights:
The Sea in Paris, 45 Million Years Ago
This fascinating exhibit curated in the depths of the Paris Catacombs reveals a little known fact about the city of light: 45 million years ago, the area was part of a vast tropical sea ecosystem; its traces can be observed in the geological formations of Paris' many underground "layers". Anyone interested in natural history and geology shouldn't miss this one.
Dates: Through December 31st, 2014
Location: The Paris Catacombs
Goya, Inventor of Modernity - Pinacotheque de Paris
This exhibit at the exhibition space known as the Pinacotheque, located near the Paris Opera district, commemorates the singular eye and strange but compelling vision of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya. His somber scenes and portraits are haunting, if sometimes slightly disturbing. A fascinating look at one of Spain's great painters. Through March 16th, 2014.
Location: Pinacotheque de Paris
28 place de la Madeleine, 9th arrondissement
Metro: Madeleine or Opera
Brassai: For the Love of Paris
One of the 20th century's most-recognized photographers of Paris, Brassai always cast a romantic perspective on the city, in part shaping how it is perceived today by most visitors. A free exhibit at Paris City Hall (Hotel de Ville) reveals the workings of this beloved photographer, who also took portraits of famed artists and intellectuals such as Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
Location: Hotel de Ville - Mairie de Paris
Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 4th arrondissement
Metro: Hotel de Ville
When: Through March 31st, 2014