Art in Paris: La Biennale Paris, Grand Palais

La Biennale is one of the crucial events that takes place in September. After the August French school holidays that leave Paris empty, it’s time for fuzzy and busy September ! At ” la rentrée”, a lot is going on and it’s an exhilarating time to be visiting Paris. 

La Biennale Paris 2018 ©Florent Drillon

First of all, September in Paris is all about the creative industries with major international events going on. For example, the Paris Fashion Week or the Paris Design Week take place this month (read our ParisDesignWeek guide right here!). Likewise, in the Arts, the most prominent event is, La Biennale . 

La Biennale Paris 2018 ©Florent Drillon

The 30st edition started this past week-end at the Grand Palais. It will last from September 8th to 16th. The guest artistic Director for this year is Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who designed a colorful installation right in the heart of the exhibition.

A world-renowned art fair, La Biennale Paris brings together 85 national and international exhibitors with more than six millennia of art. It is an ephemeral museum for 2 weeks. It is certainly not to be missed !

La Biennale Paris 2018 ©Florent Drillon

Most importantly, to celebrate its 30th edition, the art fair Paris will welcome a Napoleonian collection. It is a selection of iconic pieces from the exceptional imperial collection assembled by Pierre-Jean Chalençon. The Napoléon, sous verrière, exhibition will display pieces that have never been shown to the public before.

La Biennale Paris 2018 ©Florent Drillon

Our tip: make the most of late night opening hours! On Thursday 13 September until 10.30pm and Saturday 15 September until midnight.

Get your La Biennale tickets here

Looking for a place to stay around Grand-Palais ?

Stay at Grenelle 190, a beautiful 2 BR flat in the 7th arrondissement. You will be a few minutes away from the Tour Eiffel and 20 minutes away from the Champs Elysées. Or you can also have a look at all our Parisian option on 

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