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3 not-to-be-missed exhibitions

The most girly: Barbie at the Arts Déco. Since the year of her creation in 59, Barbie is at the heart of all the debates. Blonde bimbo, fashion muse, feminist? Probably a little of all three: the icon of Mattel is deciphered under all angles at the heart of an amazing exhibition at the Arts Deco museum.107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Info on

The most “Au Bonheur des Dames”: 160 years of BHV Marais. If you could not put down the novels of Zola and bingewatch the series Selfridges, you will adore this great exhibition that takes a look at the 160 years of the mythical “Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville”—the favorite department store of Parisians. The BHV unveils the indiscretions of this very unusual place all summer long, for a very realistic journey back to the future. 52 rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris. Info on

The most “Black Swan”: American Choreographers at the Opéra de Paris. Broadway, Gene Kelly, George Balanchine… You always wanted to know everything on American dance? Well we have good news, the Opéra de Paris pays homage to US choreographers all Summer long: grandiose costumes, hundreds of exclusive photos, gossipy anecdotes … They have it all! 8 rue Scribe 75009 Paris. Info on

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