In less than one month, Paris will host Harry Potter™: The Exhibition – the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented on Harry Potter and the entire Wizarding World, opening at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on Friday, April 21st.
Guests will be able to walk through immersive galleries, cast their Patronus, test their Quidditch™ skills, and brew potions, as Harry Potter™: The Exhibition comes to Paris for the first time. Since it premiered in Philadelphia a year ago, over one million visitors have experienced this captivating exhibition celebrating Harry Potter and the entire Wizarding World. The all-new behind-the-scenes exhibition creates memorable moments and photo opportunities as guests embark on a one-of-a-kind journey into the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen from the films and stories of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™, as well as the wonders of the expanded Wizarding World, including the costumes, props and imagery from the Tony ® award-winning Broadway production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Upon check-in, guests will personalize their experience by picking their favorite Hogwarts house, Patronus, and favorite character wand, and then earn points for their house throughout the adventure. As visitors explore each gallery, their unique interactions are captured using RFID wristbands to deliver experiences linked to their visitor profiles. Guests can adventure with friends to sit in Hagrid’s oversized chair, come face-to-face with a Hungarian Horntail, test their Quidditch skills, or even brew their own potions.
We are delighted to bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to Paris next month. Visitors can see real props and costumes, immerse themselves in their favorite scenes from the movies and take photos, and earn points through interactives in the galleries. It is an adventure unlike any other. You are not going to want to miss this exhibition while in Paris.Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions
Countless photo moments are also interspersed throughout the exhibition. Visitors are invited to share their photos on social for a chance to be featured on our official Harry Potter: The Exhibition Instagram page #HarryPotterExhibition.
Outside of the exhibition, guests also can enjoy the retail store with official licensed collectibles and treats including bespoke art from MinaLima, the graphic design duo from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, bottled Butterbeer, notable snacks like Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every-Flavour Beans, and exclusive Harry Potter: The Exhibition items only available in store and online for a limited time.
The exhibition is created and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and EMC Presents.
Exhibition Gallery Highlights include
From Page to Screen Gallery showcases a first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone encased in a Gringotts-inspired vault and is surrounded by inspirational video and literary quotes, reconnecting guests to the story as they are introduced to the exhibition.
Hogwarts Castle Gallery features an immersive multimedia experience with iconic elements like the Whomping Willow, Dementors, and the Marauder’s Map, where guests will see their name appear, prompting them to continue their exploration of the exhibition.
The Great Hall Gallery is a space that allows visitors to celebrate magical seasonal moments in its iconic architecture.
The Hogwarts Houses gallery sets the foundation for the exhibition experience, allowing guests the opportunity to experience more personalized moments with the Hogwarts house they select during their preregistration. While guests may gravitate towards one house, this gallery will enable visitors to experience all of the Hogwarts houses in a celebratory hall featuring an iconic Sorting Hat, perfect for photo ops, while surrounded by freshly designed house crests on meticulously created stained glass windows.
Hogwarts Classrooms are filled with iconic props, creatures, and costumes. Visitors will interact with magical lessons and games through digital touchscreens to reveal behind-the-scenes secrets about iconic classroom moments. They will brew potions in the Potions Classroom, predict the future in Divination, pot a mandrake in the Herbology Greenhouse, and use their digital wand to defeat a boggart in Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Hagrid’s Hut and The Forbidden Forest offer an interactive Patronus charm experience. Guests will then uncover iconic creatures, such as centaurs and Acromantula, hidden in the forest and explore inside a recreation of Hagrid’s Hut.
An exclusive collection of Harry Potter: The Exhibition merchandise will be available in the onsite retail shop for guests to celebrate their fandom through an assortment of themed collections that span the expanded Wizarding World. Fans can choose from a range of products such as apparel, jewelry, and edible treats, including Chocolate Frogs and bottled Butterbeer, as well as merchandise not available at any other Wizarding World experience.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition can be visited daily* in Paris from April 21 for just a few months. With prices starting at €19, the interactive experience is a unique highlight for young and old. Tickets can be booked at harrypotter-exposition.fr/ and at all FNAC ticket outlets.
VIP tickets with flexible visits on the selected day are a special highlight and popular gift. The VIP ticket experience offers a flex schedule, commemorative lanyard, free access to the Harry Potter Audio Guide and a $10 credit to spend in the retail store.
*All further information on tickets, opening hours and FAQs can be found at harrypotter-exposition.fr/