Foire internationale d’art contemporain
For several days each year, Paris becomes the world capital of contemporary art with the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair. A veritable institution recognized worldwide, the FIAC is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world.
In total, some 1,500 artists show their work for the 70,000 spectators to see in the aisles of the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée Eugène Delacroix and Place Vendôme.
The FIAC is also the occasion for an artist residing in France, or of French origin, to be awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize, which brings with it international recognition. Like all fairs, the FIAC is also a marketplace where the works of art change hands and professionals meet. Each year, there is much speculation in the press about the price of various works of art, which contributes to establishing the legitimacy of the artists.
The capital is the setting each year for the organisation of major cultural, sport and festive events… So Parisians, French and tourists meet on the quays of Paris for Paris Plages, Nuit Blanche, the Paris Marathon, the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament, the Tour de France , the fireworks of July 14th at the Trocadero, the LGBT Pride March, the Techno Parade … A varied program throughout the year!