Sesame Exhibitions


Choose Sesame, and enjoy free, priority and unlimited access to 4 exhibitions of the Grand Palais.

Choose Sesame+ and enjoy free, priority and unlimited access to 6 exhibitions of the Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg.

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Toulouse Lautrec
Resolutely modern
From 9th October 2019 to 27th January 2020
Often confined to Montmartre culture, the work of Toulouse Lautrec transcends however this cliché. If the artist has marvelously represented the electricity and the pleasures of the Parisian night, Toulouse-Lautrec was mostly animated by an aesthetic ambition to translate the reality of modern society in all its multiple faces.




From 16th October 2019 to 10th February 2020
This retrospective is the first French monographic exhibition dedicated to the Genius Greco was. His work, rediscovered by European avantgardes at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, is as fiery as eletric, mixing tradition and innovation in a humanist spirit, at he dawn of the golden century.



Noir & Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie
Collections de la Bibliothèque nationale de France 
From 8th April to 6th July 2020
Rooted in the history of photography, black and white embody the essence of this discipline with its aesthetic and plastic force. Grand Palais invites you to discover 300 emblematic prints from the exceptional collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, through this transversal theme.


From 25th March to 8th June 2020
This immersive exhibition plunges the visitors in the heart of Pompei, in the time of its splendour, and during the tragedy of its destruction, via 360° screenings in very high resolution, 3D reconstitutions with acoustic creations. The exhibition ends with the presentation of the different excavations, from old to current ones.






At the Musée du Luxembourg with Sesame+

Peinture_AnglaiseThe Golden Age of English Painting
Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner
From 11th September 2019 to 16th February 2020
This exhibition, exclusively constituted with masterpieces of the Tate, tales one of the most shining period of art history, from the 1760s to the 1820s. It shows an overview of generations of painters from Reynolds and Gainsborough to Turner, highlighting the originality and diversity of their production.
Man Ray and fashion
From April to July 2020
Close to Dada and Surrealist movements, Man Ray became in the 1920s the photographer of very popular fashion houses and published his pictures in the most famous revues. Linking photography and fashion, this exhibition presents an unknown aspect of the work of this great artist from the 20th century.
*The exhibitions program is subject to change. The 2019-20 passes give a priority access to the exhibitions of the following seasons: autumn 2019 and spring 2020.

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