- Exhibition at the Grand Palais -

The EXPO "Toulouse-Lautrec, resolutely modern

  • WE LOVE : a dive into the belle époque
  • AGE : for everyone, from 5 years old thanks to the workshops
  • LOCATION: Grand Palais (Paris 8th)
Toulouse Lautrec exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris

"Toulouse Lautrec, resolutely modern" at the Grand Palais: a beautiful retrospective

  • With more than 200 works presented, it is the 1st major Toulouse Lautrec retrospective since the 1992 retrospective.
  • This exhibition aims to show that if Toulouse Lautrec is famous for his representations of Parisian nights and its pleasures, he cannot be reduced to the artist of the Belle Époque, Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge.
  • The curators of the exhibition "Toulouse Lautrec, resolutely modern" have sought to demonstrate the extent to which the artist was committed to depicting the reality of Parisian society in the 1880s.
  • Firstly chronological, recalling the beginnings of Toulouse Lautrec in the workshops of Paris and his discovery of Parisian life, the exhibition then highlights different themes: Toulouse Lautrec the portraitist, the poster artist, the caricaturist ...
  • This exhibition allows you to see Toulouse Lautrec's work that you don't see so often in Parisian museums.
  • In our opinion, on the other hand, it doesn't give a good feeling of the Parisian life of the Belle Epoque. Too bad!

"Toulouse Lautrec," visits for children and families :

This exhibition is an opportunity for the young public to discover the world of Toulouse Lautrec, the atmosphere of the Paris of the "Belle Époque". The Grand Palais offers guided family tours, family tours/workshops and tours/workshops for children alone.


  • for children from 5 years
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • With the help of a speaker's commentary, the whole family will discover an artist fascinated by theatre, dance and circus.
  • Entrance through the "coupe-file" access. Meet in front of the "groups" reception desk 1/4 hour before the visit
  • Wednesdays (outside school holidays) and Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during school holidays at 4.15 or 4.45 pm


  • for children aged 7 to 16 and their parents
  • Visit + workshop
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • A speaker guides families through the exhibition and then put into practice at the workshop.
  • The participants recompose a scene in the spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec and create a poster.
  • Entrance through the "coupe-file" access. Meet in front of the "groups" reception desk 1/4 hour before the visit
  • Saturday at 3pm


  • For children 8 to 11 years old
  • Visit + workshop for children alone
  • Parents do not participate in this activity
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • A speaker guides the children through the exhibition and then puts it into practice at the workshop.
  • After the guided tour, children are invited to create a poster using the artist's various techniques (drawing, pastel or print).
  • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays (variable hours depending on school holidays)

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