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Lafayette Anticipations: Contemporary Art in Paris’ Marais Neighborhood

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. After years of waiting, the Marais space finally opened to the public in March this year.

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

Beloved Paris department store Galeries Lafayette commissioned Dutch architect and Pritzker Prize recipient Rem Koolhaas to create their fondation. The result is a raw blend of airy gallery space, artist’s atelier, and technological marvel.

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

Lafayette Anticipations

9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris

 +33 (0)1 57 40 64 17

Related links 

  • If you’re an urban explorer, read our guide to street art in Paris.
  • There are loads of galleries off the beaten track but worth the detour in Paris. Find out our favorites here.
  • For more about Lafayette Anticipations, click here.

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Paris Street Art: A Guide for the Urban Explorer

Street art is often placed in obscure or unexpected places, so next time you’re out and about in Paris, keep your eyes open for artistic discoveries.

Coming from Melbourne, the home of the famous Hosier Lane – a cobbled laneway densely covered in stencils, paste ups and murals – I’ve always had a love of street art. When I made Paris my home, I realized how important street art is in the City of Light. The country claims so many legendary street artists, making Paris a mecca for the medium. While there are plenty of street art tours you can take, my favorite thing to do is spot my preferred street artists’ oeuvres and discover new works while wandering the boulevards and alleyways of Paris.

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March Events: Fitbit Semi-Marathon, Martin Margiela, Benjamin Millepied, and more!

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Circulation(s)/Adam Wilson

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Sporty city dwellers will hope to soak up some sun on on March 4 when they attack the 21km circuit in the Bois de Vincennes for the Fitbit Semi-Marathon.

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Bruno Nascimento

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January Paris Events: Cake and Beer Pairing, Degas Danse Dessin, Galette des Rois & More

yves Tennevin

Kick off the New Year in Paris with a month full of events to help you make or break your New Year’s resolutions. From culinary delights to cultural outings here are all the options you need to start your year off right.

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Happy New Year 2018! A Look Back HiP Paris’ Best of 2017

Hernán Piñera

One of the joys of running a blog like Hip Paris is that it gives us the opportunity to work with fabulous writers, photographers, and francophiles that help us discover the city along with our readers. New restaurants, expositions, café openings and bonnes adresses make every year exciting and add variety to the city we love so much.

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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Paris’ Most Kid Friendly Shows this Winter

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Editor’s Note: Hot on the heels of having built the “Festive Feasting” holiday treasure hunt in London’s V&A, Daisy de Plume is now attacking Christmas on her own home turf, Paris.  With her two kids in tow, here’s the shortlist of special kid-friendly circuses and shows going on for the holidays.

Emmanuel BurrielNuno Lopes

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Paris December Events: Christmas Markets, Dégustation Bulles and Champagne & More

Vic Xia 

 The holiday season has officially hit Paris with the city’s first snowfall arriving on the first day of the month. Even though the annual Champs-Elysées market won’t take place this year – as City Hall Tourism Lead, Jean-François Martins, claimed, “it wasn’t good enough for Paris.” – there are plenty of other enticing options that deserve support.

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Arts Off The Beaten Track: Paris Museums and Galleries Worth the Detour

HiP Paris Blog - Ali Postma - Marian Goodman Gallery - DSC_2146LEADwCerith Wyn Evans at Marian Goodman Gallery – Ali Postma

As an arts lover in Paris, you’re spoilt for choice. But once you’ve ticked off all the major art museums and galleries – such as the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay – you might want to explore some of the lesser-known options in the city with the added bonus of avoiding long queues, crowds, and sometimes even entry fees. Here’s our guide to arts off the beaten track:

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Jazz in Paris: From Standards to Swing, the Best Clubs in the City

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best jazz clubsStudio de l’Ermitage

If you’re looking for live music in Paris, you’ve got plenty of choices. But the best shows in town are dedicated one of the city’s most beloved genres: Jazz. From classic to experimental, Paris is home to a number of clubs, caves à vin and brasseries with live jazz any night of the week.

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Autumn Jazz Events in Paris: Jazz sur Seine, Blue Note Festival & Postmodern Jukebox

HiP Paris Blog rounds up this Autumn's jazz eventsPostmodern Jukebox

There’s something about autumn that is inexorably linked to the cool brooding sound of a saxophone or just the right melancholy piano melody. In fact, many a Paris flaneur seeks a good jazz show in the fall, when la rentrée brings us back to reality.

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