Paris! : the free exhibit that pays tribute to the capital

undefined 10 juin 2024 undefined 15h10

The Editor

What is Paris like today? Who are the Parisians? What changes has the city seen in recent years? To find out, head to the 4th arrondissement, where the City of Paris has prepared an exhibition like no other. Portraits, giant maps, staggering figures, and unusual facts are gathered to present the capital like you've never seen it before. The Paris of all records In 2024, Paris boasts 4,773 cultural venues, 343 km of bike lanes (with up to 15,000 bikes per day recorded in certain streets), over 180 different nationalities, and 170,000 trees planted by 2026. These figures may be a bit overwhelming, but they highlight the greatness of our beautiful capital, thanks to a unique and rich exhibition.
© Joséphine Brueder / Ville de Paris

Thanks to immense portraits of Parisian men and women created by Marguerite Bornhauser, magnificent shots of the Seine, graphics, videos, all the secrets of Paris are spread out before our eyes. Whether you are a die-hard fan of the capital, a passing Parisian, or a simple tourist looking for a little culture fix, one thing is certain, you will leave there having learned a lot about the city.

An immersive exhibition

To make the experience even more interesting, the City of Paris offers true immersions into present-day Paris: giant screens to make you feel like you're on the city's most beautiful bike paths, with a giant map on the floor showing all the green spaces, pedestrian areas, and bike access points; life-sized reproduction of one of the many school streets.In the city, little by little, new green spaces are emerging; like a strip of vegetation that recreates a true urban jungle to showcase the richness of Parisian fauna and flora. You will move from one space to another with pleasure, discovering all the surprises and magic of each one.
© Joséphine Brueder / Ville de Paris

And to test your knowledge (already present or acquired during the visit), you can enjoy quizzes throughout the exhibition, just to see if you really know the capital. On the agenda: the most popular names, the number of Parisians born in Paris, the average age of the residents, etc. A fun and comprehensive declaration of love, for everyone's delight.


Hôtel de Ville de Paris
5, rue de Lobau – 4th
Until November 16, 2024
Free admission
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