Virtual exhibitions to learn French

Fun, enriching, practical and often free, virtual exhibitions are ideal for learning from the comfort of your sofa. No need to leave the house, culture comes to you!

Through your computer screen, it is now possible to discover works by well-known or little-known artists, just like in a real museum. The advantage for French learners? They can learn new things while expanding their vocabulary.

Online exhibitions: making culture accessible

Online exhibitions allow enthusiasts to access works of art easily while breaking down geographical barriers. It is not always easy to travel to the other side of the country or even across borders to see an interesting exhibition.

Some museums have understood this. That is why they have created a virtual space on their website to make their exhibitions accessible to as many people as possible. No more endless queues at the entrance of museums, no more curious people crowding in front of the most famous piece of art, no more endless journeys to get there. With virtual exhibitions, everything is easier!

The advantage? Saving time and comfort. They also allow you to access additional content to learn more about a work. Ideal for taking the time to read the explanations and develop your French vocabulary!

The drawback? The sensation of being in front of a work of art is not the same as through a computer screen. But you get used to it!

Virtual exhibitions: instructions for use

Attending a virtual exhibition is surprisingly easy! Some virtual exhibitions are chargeable and others are free. All you have to do is go to the website of the museum or other cultural organisation organising the online exhibition. You can either access the exhibition directly or you have to pay for an entrance ticket.

Then you can simply click on the works or move your mouse around the exhibition as if you were in a real museum. Each website offering a virtual exhibition has its own way of working, but generally it is very simple to understand!

To spend a pleasant moment of cultural discovery, I advise you to settle down in a quiet place, with a hot or cold drink (and some pastries!) and let yourself be guided!

Several themes are proposed according to the organisers: virtual exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, drawings, furniture, haute couture, etc. There is something for everyone!

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The virtual exhibitions to choose from

You just have to go on the web to realise that there are many virtual exhibitions that are easily accessible.

Among them, I recommend some free virtual exhibitions that are worth a visit.

Virtual exhibition at the BNF: Fantasy

Are you a fan of the fantasy literary genre? This exhibition is for you! Totally free, this virtual exhibition at the BNF offers to dive into an enchanting universe. Ideal for developing your literary culture, La Fantasy offers immersive tales, files and games to learn more about this literary genre inhabited by ogres and dragons.

Online exhibition at the Centre Pompidou: The Three Blues by Joan Miro

The Centre Pompidou is inaugurating its first online exhibition with Joan Miro’s Les trois Bleus. For its 60th anniversary, the Centre is offering visitors the chance to discover the famous triptych by the painter Joan Miro from their sofa, as well as photographs of the Catalan artist and numerous explanations about his life and works.

A free and quick virtual visit, but ideal if you want to learn more about Joan Miro and develop your French vocabulary thanks to the many explanations.

The Museosphere: virtual visit of 14 museums

Very welcoming and didactic, the website of La Muséosphère proposes to virtually discover 14 museums and institutions of Paris represented by the group Paris Musées.

These museums include the Jean Moulin Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Petit Palais, the Carnavalet Museum, the Museum of Romantic Life, etc.

Each work of art has a commentary and is very informative. It is possible to zoom in on the paintings and sculptures to see the details.

A virtual visit à la carte to choose the museum you want to visit according to your interests.

Online discovery of Impressionism at the Giverny Museum

The Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny offers an original way to discover the Impressionist universe with the Galaxie des impressionnismes. Presented as an interactive cartography in the form of a galaxy of stars, the museum’s website offers the possibility of discovering a work by clicking on each star on the map. 70 works by artists from all over the world are represented on this map.

The approach is playful and the virtual visit of this exhibition is original. 

Virtual exhibitions are a fun and practical way to learn and discover new things. Often free of charge, they allow easier access to culture. In the context of learning French, online exhibitions offer the possibility of learning many words while having fun.

Thank you for reading my article! I hope you enjoyed discovering the online exhibitions. Would you like to ask me a question? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the Your online French teacher blog!

You want to read this article in French, check here : Les expositions virtuelles pour apprendre le français.

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