Paris is a city of many sides. From hidden flea markets and unique music haunts, to secret shopping arcades and undiscovered restaurants, there’s so much more to the French capital than the postcards tell us. Aside from these intriguing elements of local life, art is also alive in Paris.
Away from the famous galleries and museums where tourists flock, there are several lesser-known independent art galleries that house unique and distinctive pieces. Both well-established and up-and-coming artists showcase various works of contemporary art — photography, sculptures, animation, illustrations and paintings — in these galleries across the city. The buildings themselves are usually sights to behold too, with some striking, sculpturally experimental exteriors.
This infographic showcases some of the best galleries for the art lover in you.
Here’s where you can find these galleries on the web:
- Le Bal (6 Impasse De La Défense)
- Galerie Martel (17 Rue Martel)
- Galerie du Jour – Agnès B. (44 Rue Quincampoix)
- Marian Goodman (79 Rue du Temple)
- Passage de Retz (9 Rue Charlot)
- Pierre-Alain Challier (8 Rue Debelleyme)
- Galerie Oblique (17 Rue Saint-Paul)
- Modus Art Gallery (23 Place des Vosges)
- Le Salon (92 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud)
- Le Château de Rentilly (22 Rue des Alouettes)