Pompeii

Pompeii

Immersive exhibition. Archaeological treasures. New Discoveries

Grand Palais, Salon d'Honneur - Square Jean Perrin
- 1 July 2020 - 27 September 2020

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Description

Due to the Coronavirus, the Grand Palais is temporarily closed, and our upcoming exhibitions have been postponed (Pompeii and Noir & Blanc a photographic aesthetic).
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Grand Palais when we reopen.

Pompeii is a book to which pages are continually added. Each new generation rediscovers its history and reinterprets it based on new methods and techniques that continue to be developed. For three centuries, excavations have brought us extraordinary traces of everyday life, such as jewellery, sculptures and pottery, reflections of the lives shattered on the day Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

New excavations were launched in recent years as part of a large-scale project to secure the unexcavated areas of Pompeii. Some of the extraordinary finds on exhibit, along with virtual reconstructions, are the result of this new research. This work has unearthed large, elegant homes, such as the House with Garden, with its amazing frescoes and graffiti, the House of Leda, which owes its name to a fresco depicting her erotic encounter with the swan in a sensuality that has lost none of its suggestive and provocative quality, and the House of Orion, displaying sumptuous mosaics that depict stories told about the stars. All the discoveries come to life in this immersive exhibition.

Visitors can enjoy the unique experience of witnessing the greatest excavation campaign conducted in Pompeii since the end of World War II, and being transported to the streets of the ancient city. Pompeii, once again, becomes a time machine, taking us back through the centuries.

 

Exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais and GEDEON Programmes, in partnership with the Pompeii Archaeological Site

With support of Aurel BGC and MAIF

Schedule

Due to the Coronavirus, the Grand Palais is temporarily closed, and our upcoming exhibitions have been postponed (Pompeii and Noir & Blanc a photographic aesthetic).
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Grand Palais when we reopen.

Open: every day except Tuesday
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm

Closed on Friday 1 May

"Places aux jeunes !" :
late night opening free to under 26s, on Wednesday 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, from 12 pm to 10 pm

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"Places aux jeunes !" :
late night opening free to under 26s, on Wednesday 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, from 12 pm to 10 pm

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