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The exhibition at the Petit Palais invites visitors to trace the life of Sarah Bernhardt and discover all her artistic talents.
It was for her that Jean Cocteau invented the expression ‘monstre sacré’ (‘a giant of the stage’). At the turn of the 20th century, Sarah Bernhardt was a renowned international star. A part of this exhibition is devoted to her world tours.
To mark the centenary of her death, the expo ‘Sarah Bernhardt. And the woman created the star’ at the Petit Palais from 14 April to 27 August 2023 presents more than 400 works that trace her life. Among these are sculptures by Sarah Bernhardt, who was not only an actress but also a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.
You will discover her stage costumes, photos, paintings, posters, and many objects from her day-to-day life.
The booking of a date and time slot for a visit is mandatory in order to gain entry to the exhibition (subject to availability). The link to select the date and time of your visit will be indicated on your e-ticket. We advise you to book your date and time slot as far in advance as possible.
The reduced rate applies, upon presentation of proof, to: young people aged 18 to 26 inclusive, students (except fashion, fine arts, art history or archaeology), holders of the "Paris Pass Famille", "Famille nombreuse" and "Pass Paris Senior" cards. The exhibition is also open to members of the French National Association of Art History, the French Society of Archaeology, and the National Society of French Antiquaries.
The access to the exhibition is free, on presentation of a proof, for: all the young people of less than 18 years, the job seekers, the persons in situation of handicap and their accompanist, ... (complete list available here and directly on site).
Exceptional closures (strikes, public holidays, etc.) and exceptional free admission will not lead to a refund or to an extension of the duration of the period of the tickets.