Prior to the pandemic, everyone wanted to visit France. If the sophisticated food and wine, classical art monuments, fashion houses, and monuments, weren’t reason enough to visit the European country, this year, there are new destination museums, grassroots dining, and exciting outdoor adventures opening up. Here’s why you should visit France in 2021.
Admire New Art
While Paris is home to timeless masterpieces in the Louvre, Impressionist icons at the Musée d’Orsay, and the famous kiss at the Musée Rodin, on January 23, the capital is welcoming the Collection Pinault Paris – Bourse de Commerce. The gallery will showcase the private contemporary art collection of French billionaire François Pinault.
This fall, from September 18 to October 3, be sure to visit the Arc de Triomphe which will be wrapped in 25,000 sq m of silvery-blue recyclable fabric and 4 miles of red rope. The project was conceived by New York artist Christo right before he passed.
Dive at Marseille
Marseille is known for its beach-volley court on golden sand and they recently opened a new underwater museum. The Musée Subaquatique de Marseille is freely accessible to swimmers, snorkelers, and deep-sea divers and it exhibits sunken sculptures of monkeys, polar bears, Greek gods, and free divers by French artists.
Taste Trendy Cuisine at Food Halls
Food halls have become more popular in France recently and they’re the best way the freshest, highest quality foods. In Paris there’s La Felicità, in Bordeaux there’s Les Halles de Bacalan, and in Lyon there’s Food Traboule. Food Society which is set to open in Montparnasse, Paris, will be the biggest food hall in Europe at 5000 square meters.