There are so many reasons why you have to visit Paris in 2019. The city of lights is preparing itself to receive the visitors in a grand way. There are so many renewal projects happening in the city for welcoming the 2024 summer Olympics and the Paralympics. There is no doubt that the city will be at its best this year. Here are certain top things you can do in Paris this year.
Visit The New Museum
The most awaited opening of the new museum Collection Pinault will happen this year. It will put on display the works collected by the contemporary art collector, François Pinault. The museum is located in the grain market turned stock exchange area of the city, in Bourse de Commerce.
Nearby the wholesale markets in the second arrondissement of the city is Les Halles, a circular building that was restored by architect Tadao Ando. He successfully retained the historic feature of the building but inculcated a concrete cylinder, which can draw the natural light inside. The charm of the place is added by the restaurant run by the famous Michel and Sébastien Bras.
Experience The Digital Art Gallery
It was in 2018 that the first digital art gallery L’Atelier des Lumières was opened in Paris. It was actually an iron foundry used in the early 19th century. Its inaugural exhibition was so successful and was well accepted by the people. Following this, from the middle of February this year, the famous works of Vincent Van Gogh will be on display in the exhibition space. This will include his works like Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Bedroom at Arles and Starry Night. You can book your tickets online and thus avoid the long queues.
Visit The Grand Palais
From October 2019 to January 2020, the works of the French painter Henri de Toulose Lautrec will be kept for display at the Grand Palais. The building will be shut down from December 2020 to the spring of 2023 for the restoration purposes. It is going to host a part of the 2024 Olympics.
Visit the new niche museums
Whatever be your field of interest, you will have a museum in Paris to explore it. In this year, there are so many new museums opening in the city. This includes the Citéco which will be an economic and banking musem, Palais Galliera which is a fashion museum, etc.
There are so much more to explore and enjoy in Paris this year. Make sure that you keep these tips in mind so that you can have a very good time on your Paris trip.