We know that for most of us traveling to Paris isn’t an option right now. But, while you’re at home why not look for inspiration for future travel? We hope this list of five arty venues in Paris will inspire you and provide ideas of fabulous places to visit on your next trip. – HiP Paris
Paris is one of those cities where there’s always a new opening, and this holds true for its art venues too. From a bar inside an abandoned train station that hosts exhibitions and live music performances, to a fashion tycoon’s accessible art foundation, here are five arty venues in Paris now.
Among the noteworthy newcomers to join the Paris art scene is this culture hub. What was once Gare de Montrouge in the 14th arrondissement is now resurrected as Poinçon. The abandoned railway station has taken on a new life, hosting rotating concerts and exhibitions while boasting a permanent café, restaurant, and bar.
La Fab. by agnès b.
The new venue of 1,400 m2 opened to much acclaim last February in the out-of-the-way 13th district. The gallery has started showing works from the French fashion designer’s extensive art collection (which counts no less than 3,000 pieces). The works will be on sale at accessible prices in order to promote the maxim ‘art for all’.
Enter Neo-Renaissance-style palace Hôtel Gaillard and immerse yourself in the fundamentals of economics at this museum, fittingly opened by the Banque de France. Set in the heart of Paris’s 17th arrondissement, Citéco’s permanent collection is composed of various thematic rooms, including exchanges, markets, regulations and treasuries.
Bourse de Commerce — Collection Pinault
François Pinault’s new museum, set in the 130-year-old Bourse de Commerce, just a stone’s throw from Les Halles, is designed by award-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Set to open in January 2021, the Pantheon-like space will host 10 shows per year that feature contemporary artists including Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, and Cy Twombly, many from Pinault’s private collection.
Music is also art, especially at the newly reopened Espace B, which marks a new chapter in the life of this 19th-arrondissement venue. The new team is lead by those behind some of Paris’ most attended events, like Villette Sonique and La Station, as well as Nuits Sonores in Lyon, giving rise to a varied lineup and art exhibitions.
Poinçon – 124 Avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris 75014
La Fab. by agnès b. – Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 75013
Citéco – 1 Place du Général Catroux, Paris 75017
Bourse de Commerce — Collection Pinault – 2 Rue de Viarmes, Paris 75001
L’Espace B – 16 rue Barbanègre, Paris 75019
- Want to explore a museum from the comfort of your own home? Enjoy art from anywhere with this list of Paris museums online
- Plan for your next trip to the French capital with this list of the best independent art galleries in Paris
- Looking for more museums to visit in Paris? Check out our list of Paris’s best non-touristy museums
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