3. Sarah Bernhardt
Venue: Petit Palais
14 April until 27 August 2023
Celebrate the mystique of Sarah Bernhardt, the first true French international celebrity, in the centenary year of her death. See almost 400 works and objects that belonged to this legendary actress at an exhibition that covers all aspects of her life at Petit Palais. You’ll understand why we simply had to include this in our Paris culture guide.
4. Ramsès et l’or des Pharaons (Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs)
Venue: Grande Halle de la Villette
7 April until 6 September 2023
Marvel at the expertise of Ramses-era Egyptian goldsmiths at an exhibition of 181 items and artefacts, from royal funerary masks and jewels to amulets, sarcophagi, and more, at this exhibition. Some of the objects on display have never been shown outside of Egypt. At the end of tour, you can use VR to explore the temples of Abu Simbel.
5. Basquiat x Warhol, à Quatre Mains
Venue: Fondation Louis Vuitton
5 April until 28 August 2023
In mid-1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol created more than 160 artworks together. See approximately 100 of those now legendary canvases as well as works produced by contemporaries such as Jenny Holzer, Kenny Scharf, and Keith Haring.
Musical Highlights In 2023
What would our Paris culture guide be without mentioning some of this year’s sweet sounds and banging tunes? If you’re a music fan, you won’t want to miss out on these highlights.
1. Josephine Baker the Musical
Venue: Théâtre Bobino
Until 22 March 2023
See the fabulous life of Josephine Baker brought to life in a new musical with toe-tapping jazz and flamboyant costumes. Born in a Missouri ghetto, Baker became the 20th century’s most famous French showgirl. Baker subverted stereotypes, fought for the French resistance, championed women’s liberation, and campaigned against segregation.
2. Marvellous Island Festival 2023
Venue: Plage de Torcy
27-28 May 2023
Enjoy world-class electronic music at the Marvellous Island Festival, which boasts the Beach and 360° Digital, and Hippie Stages. This annual festival takes place on the east side of Paris.
3. We Love Green Festival 2023
Venue: Plaine de la Belle Etoile
2-4 June 2023
If you love indie music and the environment, don’t miss out on this year’s We Love Green festival in a beautiful park in the heart of the French capital. In addition to the curated indie music line-up, the festival also hosts a Think Tank to encourage idea exchange among scientists, artists, and activists and to promote environmental innovation.
4. Paris Jazz Festival
Venue: Parc Floral de Vincennes
29 June – 7 September 2023
Enjoy one of the world’s best musical events with the 25th edition of the Paris Jazz Festival, which takes place over four weekends. The full line-up of performers will be released mid-May.