If you’re interested in the arts, then truly is no better city to head for than Paris.  The world famous Louvre, the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou and the Musée d’Orsay are just three magnificent art galleries in Paris.

However, if you are looking for something fresh and innovative then it may be worth heading into Paris during the months of March and April, because the focus is all on arts and crafts, with a bit of French film making thrown into the mix.

Cinema du Réel

In March there’s the 41st edition of Cinema du Réel, an international film festival, focusing (pardon the pun) on documentary films.  The festival takes place between the 15th and 24th March at the Bibliothèque Pubique d’Information.  Across the week the festival screens approximately 200 wide ranging and diverse.   Films will also be shown at Centre Pompidou, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Forum des images and the Luminor, as well as in cinemas in the Paris region.

The European Artistic Craft Days

From the 1st April through to the 7th April Paris hosts the European Artistic Craft Days.

Otherwise known as the Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art, the week long event shows off the work of artists and professionals working in the arena of arts and crafts.  The event doesn’t just take place in Paris, but all over France.

There’s a wide range of events, workshops and open days, quite often to places that are normally closed to the public, presenting a unique opportunity to discover both European and French heritage.

Salon de Montrouge

This not to be missed exhibition is held at 2 Place Emile Cresp – 92120 Montrouge, and has been running since 1955.

It offers a chance for visitors to discover a wide range of art created by contemporary young artists, showing off their talents in photography, video, drawing and sculpture, but also in a wider range of mediums, with all works being presented at the Beffroi.

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