Encountering art in the district’s galleries
Published on 1 September 2022, dans Exhibitions and Museums
For centuries, Paris has been renowned as a centre of artistic activity, overseeing the birth of new movements, welcoming creators from all over the world, and inspiring the greatest creative sensibilities. Even today, it is at the heart of international creativity. On the border of the Bastille and Marais districts, as the name Hôtel Marais Bastille suggests, our establishment offers you an ideal starting point from which to discover all the current trends, particularly in the art galleries of the surrounding streets.
Galleries that have become essential
Less than ten minutes away on foot is an unmissable venue for the presentation of art: the Galerie du Marais. Located on the sublime Place des Vosges, this gallery has been “writing art in capital letters in the Marais” for more than thirty years. A true showcase of creation, this elegant but accessible gallery is open to visual artists, painters, sculptors, engravers, and photographers. It invites discovery. Also just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille is the Galerie Perrotin, which occupies an essential place in the hearts of art lovers. Founded, like the Galerie du Marais, in 1990, it is the primary launch pad for a galaxy of exhibition spaces around the world, from Hong Kong to Dubai, and from New York to Seoul. Occupying a magnificent 18thcentury mansion, this gallery exhibits established and emerging artists. In addition, it regularly organises meetings and conferences. Finally, don't miss the Carré des Artistes. This welcomingly inclusive gallery offers an unfussy place in which to discover contemporary art. It’s possible to acquire an original work or a litho there without breaking the bank...
A breath of fresh air in the art world
Are you looking for places that are accessible and clearly in tune with the times? Here are some addresses in the neighbourhood that have charmed us. Let's start with that of Mark Hachem, a great champion of kinetic art. Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, this gallery offers varied and established artists. A few streets away, ArtJingle focuses on street art and more broadly urban art. It’s the place to discover emerging artists through their sculptures and paintings. Take the time to immerse yourself in this teeming culture while benefitting from the expert advice of the gallery owners. Finally, a five-minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille takes you to the nearby Art Factory gallery. Offering a fascinating exploration of the graphic art scene, Art Factory deals with all facets of illustration, comics, graphics, etc. The gallery also doubles as a bookstore.
Situated between the districts in the heart of Paris where the most renowned galleries and museums are located, and the East of the city, where artists' studios and places of creation and mediation flourish, the Hotel Marais Bastille provides the ideal starting point for a break dedicated to art. Discover our neighbourhood’s classic, trendy, and avant-garde galleries...
Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille