More than ever a capital of culture, Paris welcomes a host of exhibitions with a wide range of appeal this autumn. Painting, literature and many other areas of interest are in the spotlight. You’ll find that there is more than enough to keep you fascinated, delighted and enlightened during your stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille.
To lift the winter chill with the warming touch of genius and beauty, the Pinacothèque à Paris is presenting two new independent exhibitions that should not to be missed under any circumstances. Il Genio is devoted to Leonardo da Vinci, aesthetic genius and visionary, whose drawings and inventions have made a permanent mark on history, and reveals some of the secrets of his Codex Atlanticus. More contemporary, more frivolous, the designer Karl Lagerfeld offers his sharp, personal and revealing photographic perspective on the world in the exhibition, A Visual Journey. To discover more about the creativity of these two fine minds, enjoy a getaway in the French capital under the sign of culture.
La Maison Rouge is a leading non-profit contemporary art foundation, offering shows devoted to individual artists and exhibitions of private collections. This dynamic and fascinating creative space also houses its own bookshop and restaurant, and is itself a stunning architectural design well worth seeing. It is easily reached within a fifteen minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille.
The Centre Pompidou, a controversial building due to its iconoclastic architectural style, is the perfectly appropriate venue for a pair of eye-opening exhibitions devoted to controversial creators. Until January 5th you can enjoy a fresh look at the paintings of Marcel Duchamp, one of the most important figures in 20th century art. Additionally, there is an examination of the visionary work of the contemporary architect Frank Gehry on show until January 26th.
The Carrousel du Louvre is renowned as a major Parisian shopping mall and the site of the stunning glass La Pyramide Inversée. However, this 10,200 square metre underground retail complex also houses a prestigious convention centre and exhibition hall. There’s some wonderful events scheduled here for November, and at the Hotel Marais Bastille you will be just five Metro stops away from the action.
Our city furthers her proud reputation as a major world centre for contemporary art with two outstanding events this autumn. The annual Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain de Bastille, a stunningly huge art market, will follow hot on the heels of FIAC, the renowned International Contemporary Art Fair. Contemporary art lovers should not miss these essential events.
Are you a fan of antique or contemporary art? If so, you will most certainly appreciate the Biennale des Antiquaires event, featuring at the Grand Palais, from the 11th till the 29th of September. Here the public and collectors congregate, in an appreciation of all things artistic, through the presentation of exquisite works of art, jewellery and other interesting items.
Paris 1900 new exhibition is your invitation to relive the heady days at the start of the 20th century when the Paris Exposition Universelle marked the start of a new age. Discover over 600 works from the Belle Epoque era at the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts, Petit Palais until 17th August 2014.
Erik Samakh exhibition Paris this summer gives you the chance to see the work of a leading contemporary artist contrasted with the masterpieces of Auguste Rodin, all from a perfect base at the Hotel Marais Bastille.
Dynamo exhibition is an amazing cultural event held in the National Galleries of the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, you cannot miss out on when visiting Paris. Easily reachable from the Hotel Marais Bastilleby metro, the Dynamo exhibition is a must-see as well as the majestic Grand Palais and the beautiful Champs-Elysées.