impressionism in paris

Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism – an exhibition.

150 years ago, on April 15, 1874, the first impressionist art show started in Paris. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, and Cézanne, eager for freedom, decided to break the rules and have their own exhibition outside the official ones. This is when impressionism began. To celebrate this special anniversary, the Musée d’Orsay is showing about 130 artworks and looking at this important date with a new perspective, considering it the day that started the avant-garde movements.

Paris 1874” looks back on why 31 artists (only seven of them are famous worldwide now) came together to show their artworks. This time was after two wars: the Franco-German War of 1870 and a harsh civil war. During this crisis, artists started to think differently about their art and try new things.

Does this sound like an interesting exhibition to you? Reserve your ticket online and experience it in the popular Orsay Museum in Paris from March 2024 until July 2024. Why not do a summer trip to Paris to enjoy the Summer Olympics, but also be one of the lucky people to experience the last days of this interesting exhibition?

Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism

Location: Orsay Museum
Dates: March 26, 2024 – July 14, 2024

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 until 18:00, but it is open even longer on Thursday evenings. The museum entrance fee is 16 euros for adults which also gives you the chance to visit this interesting temporary exhibition.

You can read more about the exhibition and buy your ticket at


Mar 26 2024 - Jul 14 2024


All Day


Musee d' Orsay
Musee d' Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 75007 Paris
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