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Paris in the 1900's

June 2015 - Apr. 2016
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Espace Musées

Art exhibitions at Paris – CDG Airport

Terminal 2E, Gates M


Espace Musées is a museum dedicated to art within Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The fund displays original art work from some of the most famous artists of all times, usually in partnership with one of Paris’ great museums.
un musee a l'aeroportThe space itself, designed for Art by the architects of the Musée d’Orsay, is located by gates M of CDG’s Terminal 2E, a brand new hall considered as one of the most beautiful European boarding halls.
Admission to all exhibitions is free of charge. Passengers now have a very good reason to arrive at the airport 2 hours before take-off…

CURRENT EXHIBITION Paris in the 1900's and the Petit Palais Museum

After the tragic episode of the Commune in 1871, Paris entered an era of peace and prosperity. The 1880s saw the “Triumph of the Republic”: after a century of revolutions, the young regime manifested its legitimacy by building monuments to its glory. The grand painted décors of the new City Hall and the mairies d’arrondissement and sculptures in squares aimed to transmit republican values to a wide public.

Paris, the City of Light, dominated the artistic scene until 1914: the Belle Époque saw a host of talents flock to the capital from the provinces or abroad in search of fame and fortune. The artistic currents — realism, symbolism, academicism and the avant-gardes — were as diverse as the artists who espoused them. Some names, such as Paris in the 1900Rodin, Puvis de Chavannes and Renoir, have remained famous. Others, equally admired in their day, including the painter Alfred Roll and the sculptors Jules Dalou and Jean Carriès, are less known today..

The collections of the Petit Palais, the pride of the 1900 Universal Exhibition, preserve magnificent testimonials to republican and fin-de-siècle Paris. The paintings and sculptures allow visitors to discover the richness of the museum’s collections and bring some major Belle Époque artists back to life.

Visit Le Petit Palais's Website
Visit Paris Musées's website to find out more about the City of Paris' 14 Museums



Espace Musées is located in Terminal 2 E, by boarding gates M. It is accessible to all passengers taking off at gates M: passengers flying with Air France KLM and airlines who are members of Sky Team, going to the US, Asia, or Africa. Espace Musées is open 365 days a year, from the Terminal’s first to last flights. Admission is free.


Espace Musées inauguration

Espace Musées inauguration
January 2013

Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris inaugurates Espace Musées and its first exhibition, "Rodin, Wings of Glory" on January, 15th 2013.

Public opening 14th December 2012

Public opening 14th December 2012
December 2012

Espace Musées opened to public the 14th December 2012. The museum will be opened during Christmas holiday and will propose the exhibition Rodin, Wings of Glory until May 2013.

Board of Trustees Appointments

Board of Trustees Appointments
June 30th, 2015

Board Members of the endowment fund are as follows: Francis Briest (President), Frederic Briest, Nicolas Briest (Secretary), Serge Lemoine, Olivier Lorquin (Treasurer, Benjamin Perret, and Patrick Collard, representing Aéroports de Paris as Cabinet Director to the President.

Our Mission

The fund’s mission is to promote the best of French Artistic Culture by organizing free exhibitions at Paris CDG-Airport. Exhibitions are accessible to 4 million passengers yearly, who hail from all over the world.
Our Goals:

  • Share and promote art to airport passengers.
  • Offer passengers a unique and memorable experience, making the flying part of their trip very special.
  • Innovate the way art is experienced, by exhibiting art in new places.


Our Partners

We would like to thank the partners who made our first exhibition a success :

  • Aéroports de Paris, for trusting us with this great project
  • The Musée Rodin, for lending us some of the world’s most precious Art
  • Be Relax, Airport Tender, for making this project possible at all
  • AXA Art, for its support
  • The Studio Demarque, for the design and construction of our website and the interactive terminals

mission Aeroport de Paris Musée rodin Be Relax Axa ARTCURIAL Studio Demarque

If you would like to get involved in our future exhibitions, please . get in touch with us.
If you are an Airport interested by our mission, please contact Frederic Briest.