Last summer I posted briefly about the big "Augustus" exhibition in Rome, and I reviewed it in the TLS. More or less the same show has now transferred to the Grand Palais in Paris, under the title "Moi Auguste".
It's only occasionally that I get to see the same exhibition in two different places. In this case it makes an interesting comparison -- and, good as the French version is (simply for the collection of stuff conveniently in one place), as a show it doesn't honestly come up to the original in Rome.
To be fair, there are a few impressive, wow-factor, moments. In the Grand Palais, you go straight in to face the Prima Porta Augustus (which does look amazing, although it wasnt quite as easy to get round the back of the piece in Paris as it had been in the earlier version of the show). In Rome, it had only travelled from just up the road in the Vatican, so probably wasn't thought unexpected enough to be the introductory moment.
But generally, the changes made in France haven't really helped, and there are some very odd (not to say occasionally disastrous) design decisions.