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Xi'an Terracotta Warriors will be in Paris

Yippee , there will be an exhibit of the famous Terracotta Warriors in Paris, this year, April -Sept.. at the Pinacotheque( which is apparently near the Place de la Madeline) you must buy tickets in advance, and reserve a certain time, so a heads up for those interested.!
You can apparently buy tickets through FNAC or the Pinacotheque site also.
Only drag for me is I hate making plans so far in advance I always leave my days open to change, but for this I will make a happy exception!

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Pat--Thank you SO much for giving us the heads up! We have our tickets in hand, thanks to you. I purchased them through Pinacotheque; although I've used FNAC other times, Pinacotheque was really easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Obviously I'm just a wee bit excited! I just can't believe we get to see the Warriors.)
PS: I've enjoyed and appreciated your various comments on the Wall, thanks.

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Darcy, glad to help. I know some people have said to me, "why see this Chinese exhibit while in Paris" to this I respond, I am unlikely to ever choose to travel to China. I also add that I am aware that the exhibit in China, where you can see the sites that have been excavated are pretty dramatic( my mom got to see it a few years ago, amazing she said) , but since I will not go to China , this is the next best thing.

I also point out that most musuems in Paris are filled with items that are indeeed " not french" ...LOL, this often stops people in their tracks and then they stop bugging me about being so excited to see a "Chinese" exhibit in a French city!

I hope you enjoy it, I hope I do to!
Did you reserve first thing in AM? I was thinking of that , perhaps being in when its less crowded?

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thanks for posting the information, I'm also really interested in seeing it and will be in Paris in a few weeks. I see it's in London and sold out.

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We are headed to Paris in two weeks and I'd LOVE to see the Warriors and knew my husband would too. He happened to walk in while I was preparing to order tickets online (considering I speak no French the Pinacotheque website is very user friendly and I was feeling quite smug about being able to figure it out!). He suggested before I complete my transaction I look to see if I could find an exhibition in the USA first -- turns out there is a group of 20 warriors due to arrive at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California (45 minutes from our home!) from May 18th-Oct 12th. The only other US stop for this group is in Houston, not sure when.

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Oh Faith you are lucky, I bet all the exhibits will have english explainations while in America, something I worry about when I see the exhibit in Paris. I can muddle through a bit, but not much and daughter reads no french at all.

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What a great idea! We will be in Paris in May. Why see the warriors in Paris? see below for answer!

I remember many, many years ago seeing Tutankamun's treasures in Seattle which is a long way from Luxor. I think I still have a little scarab beetle from that trip.

PS: Same reason to see Elgin Marbles in London (without the political/colonial overtones): because they're there!

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Got my tickets, I chose a first thing in the morning time slot and got it( 10:30, which I guess is first thing in the morning for Parisiens,, LOL )

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A few years ago they were in Frankfurt and I went to see them. Very interesting, even though they're much smaller size replicas only. I suppose it gives you a pretty good idea about what you'd probably see in Xian but it's by no means the real thing...

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Andreas ,, I have not heard they are reproductions. I find it hard to believe anyone could do an exhibit of reproductions.. seems a bit odd.

The literature I have read says they are bringing over 20 figures.

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What Andreas is talking about is something differennt. This is the first time that the actual warriors have been on display outside of China. And yes, they are bringing 20 of them. I can't imagine that seeing 20 of them would be very interesting after seeing them in China, but I'm glad that people who don't have the opportunity to go there will have a chance to see at least some of them.

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I was thrilled to see that the warriors will be in Paris when we are there. I tried to book with the english page at the pinacotheque and wasn't able to.It wouldn't allow me to enter a time so I had to reserve on the french page. I was wondering, since we did not have to give our full address, do we pick up our tickets the day we chose or what? I wasn't able to figure out what to do on the french site.

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Hi Anita , I had a similar problem on my computer , but when to my dads house it worked.

When I booked I first printed off the confirmation, then if you read the page carefully( which would have been difficult if you don't speak french) there was a page one printed off that had bar codes on it, and our names,, so the ticket vouchers in effect. I imagine when we arrrive for our time slot I will present the paper and they will scan it and give me the tickets then they will take the tickets.
Sounds odd , but that is sort of like the first time I went on the bus in Paris. I boarded the bus. Gave driver the money, he then gave me a ticket, which then I had to insert into a machine behind him, which I thought was one step too many since here( Canada) you know we just give the driver the money and walk in,, one step.

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What is the website to buy the tickets for the warriors exhibit and how much are the tickets?

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I booked them on the Pinacotheque website. I just google everything to find a site.. LOL
The tickets were 11.5 euros for me and my daughters ( youth) was 9.5 euros.