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July 2021 Eye Need To Do’s: Banksy, Napoleon, La Traviata, and Eugene Atget


The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience

The world’s most famous street artist, Banksy, is having a show of over 100 of his iconic pieces in a huge, 13,000 square foot space. There are a number of works from private collections. 

Until December 31, 2021

Espace Lafayette-Drouot 

44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009



It’s the bicentennial year of Napoleon’s death and a major exhibition has been mounted to celebrate the momentous occasion. The blockbuster show has been organized in collaboration with major art institutions including the Louvre, Malmaison, Versailles, and Fontainebleau. The exhibit covers Napoleon’s military career and his personal life in great detail, and includes artifacts, costumes, furniture, art, military gear, and many other fascinating objects. 

Until September 19 

La Grande Halle de La Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019


La Traviata: Opera A Palazzo

Enjoy a concert version of La Traviata in the splendor of a grand, 19th century mansion. This unique experience has the three acts of the opera take place in different salons in the mansion and includes a glass of Champagne during intermission. Performances run through all of July but not in August. 

Hôtel Dosne‐Thiers

27 place Saint‐Georges, 75009


Eugene Atget – Voir Paris

One of the great photographers of the late 19th century, Eugene Atget captured Paris in thousands of unforgettable photos which show the changing landscape of the new and old parts of the city. The exhibit will display 150 of Atget’s finest photos. 

Until August 15

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson 

79 Rue des Archives, 75003

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