Art Events Calendar – France

When to travel to France? Where to go in France? Here is a list of Art events in France you might be interested in.

A small “*” appearing next to the event means it is free ! Yay!

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Salon du Dessin – international art fair specialized in drawings, happening in Paris, Palais Brogniart

Drawing Now – international art fair specialized in contemporary drawings, happening in Paris, Carreau du Temple

Art Paris Art Fair – international art fair, happening in Paris, Grand Palais


Pad Paris Art Design – international art fair of design, happening in Paris, Tuileries

Mois de la Photo – Photography month, events happening allover the Paris region, organized by La Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Do Disturb Festival – Contemporary art festival (performance, dance, music, theater), happening in Paris, Palais de Tokyo


European Museum Night* – La nuit des musées, organized in several countries in Europe, a selection of museums and institutions are free and open late during the night

Printemps de l’art contemporain – art festival happening in Marseille, south of France


Salon de Montrouge* – a festival dedicated to young artists, anyone can participate there are no limits of age, medium, education. Happening in Montrouge, near Paris you can take the metro there

Le Voyage à Nantes – A permanent circuit of artworks is presented in the city, also once a year during the months of June and July there is a festival with multiple events allover Nantes

Nøne Futbol Club – Salon de Montrouge 2015


Les Rencontres de la Photographie – international photography festival happening in Arles, several exhibitions located in various spaces in the city

l’Été photographique – another photography festival, smaller in scale and fees, happening in Lectoure, a small town in the south-west of France. Several exhibitions located in various spaces in the city


Art-o-rama – art fair happening in Marseille, in the south of France


Le Printemps de Septembre – international art festival happening in Toulouse, several exhibitions located in various spaces in the city

La Biennale de Lyon – major exhibition happening in Lyon, presented at the MAC and several places in the city

European Heritage Days* – Le journées Européennes du Patrimoine, a selection of classified heritage monuments is opened to the public on these two days only, happening allover France and Europe


FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain – the most important and famous art fair in France, happening in Paris, at the Grand Palais

FAB Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux – a young multi-disciplinary art festival happening allover the city of Bordeaux

FIAC – Paris


Paris Photo – International art fair specialized in photography, happening in Paris, at the Grand Palais

Nuit Blanche* – free art festival happening allover Paris during one night, website will be updated when it is online


Galeristes – art fair of Parisian galleries organized by collectors, happening in Paris, Carreau du Temple

Marcel Duchamp Prize – an exhibition of the runner-up artists is presented at the Centre Pompidou

Did I forget an event? DO you know one and think it should be on the list ?

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