The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we showcase our biggest exhibitions to best advantage in its vast spaces. We also host events organized by others, such as FIAC, Paris Photo, catwalk shows during Fashion Week, the Saut Hermès equestrian event, etc. Culture is represented here in all its forms, attracting over 2 million people each year.
The Musée du Luxembourg does not belong to us: we manage it on behalf of the Senate, its actual custodian. In recognition of the trust placed in us by the Senate, we take good care of this attractive museum tucked away in the heart of the Latin Quarter which welcomes 400,000 visitors each year. We stage art exhibitions there on specific themes, such as “The Renaissance in Europe”, “Art and Power” and “The Palace, the Garden and the Museum: the Luxembourg in the Heart of Paris, the Capital of the Arts”.
Finally, we collaborate with around twenty partner museums. As cultural life is by no means restricted to just Paris, we are delighted to work with them on a regular basis.Here is a list of our partner museums:
Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris (The National Museum of the Middle Ages)
Musée national de la Renaissance, Château d’Ecouen
Musée d’archéologie nationale, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Musées des Châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau (dedicated to Napoleonic history)
Musé national de Port-Royal des Champs, Magny-les-Hameaux (history of Jansenism and Port-Royal)
Musées et Domaine nationaux de Compiègne, Château de Compiègne
Musée de la Coopération franco-américaine, Château de Blérancourt
Musée Magnin, Dijon
Musée National des Deux Victoires Clemenceau-de Lattre, Mouilleron-en-Pareds (dedicated to two of France’s best-known political and military figures)
Musée national Napoléonien, Ile d’Aix
Musée de la Maison Bonaparte, Ajaccio
Musée national de Préhistoire, Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac
Musée national du Château de Pau
Musée national Marc Chagall, Nice
Musée national Fernand Léger, Biot
Musée national Picasso. La Guerre et La Paix (housing the painting War and Peace)
Our main aim in planning exhibitions, publications, conferences, or mobile phone apps is for our visitors to enjoy them and want to come back and find out more. We offer activities and tools specifically adapted to our different audiences: guided tours, multilingual audio guides, workshops for children and school pupils, workshops for ‘excluded’ sections of society, tactile galleries, conferences, meetings and screenings. Our 110 guest speakers can provide you with an introduction to the history of art and answer your questions.
We also work closely with the Ministry of National Education to promote art and cultural education in schools and priority educational zones. We want our children to become familiar at a very early age with the world of culture, as this will help them to make sense of tomorrow’s world.