Discover Paris

“A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

Visit Paris

Paris is more than just a city; it’s a mosaic of villages and neighborhoods (Montmartre, Belleville, Saint Germian des Près, Batignolles…), each with its own identity, each different from the others. You’ll soon fall under the spell of their architecture, their appearance and their atmosphere.

From Les3chambres you can get to the main monuments and museums of Paris on foot: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower or Montmartre.

The best way to get a feel for Paris is on foot. Take the time to head off in search of the city and its inhabitants as they really are, together with their mysteries and historical anecdotes.

Street by street, seek out the unusual, soak up the personality of each of the different neighborhoods, where craftspeople, artists and shopkeepers await you in their workshops and boutiques.

CENTRE POMPIDOU

DAVID HOCKNEY

June 21-October 23,  2017

One of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. The exhibition takes you on a journey through Hockney’s 62 year career, beginning with a look at the provocative paintings from his time at the Royal College of Art, which would announce the young eccentric to the world. The exposition then transports you to what is arguably Hockney’s most creative period, where the coldness of London is abandoned for the shimmering pools of Los Angeles.

Musée Nissim de Camondo

One of the most sumptuous private homes from the early 20th century in Paris.

Moïse de Camondo, a reputed Parisian banker during the Belle Epoque, was a passionate collector of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century.

In 1911, he hired architect René Sergent to build a private mansion next to Parc Monceau that would be worthy of this collection and suitable for his family.

CENTRE POMPIDOU

ANDRE DERAIN: 1904-1914 the Radical Decade

4th October 2017 – 29th January 2018

Friend of Vlaminck, Matisse, Braque and Picasso – Derain joins his colourful comrades as one of the most influential avant-garde artists to emerge out of the 20th century. The pre-war period between 1904 and 1914 was a particularly productive stage in the career of the French artist; hence that is the area of exploration for Centre Pompidou’s Derain retrospective – the first of its kind in over 20 years.

Les Passages couverts

Former shopping centers of today, these galleries dating from the 19th century are often a little known aspect of Paris.

They lead you to the heart of an unusual Paris, between quaint shops and architectural beauty. Coming out of les3chambres you will reach the Louvre Museum via 4 interconnecting walkways, Passage Verdeau, Passage des Panoramas, Passage Jouffroy and the Galerie Vivienne. By the tiny Passage des 2 Pavillons, you will arrive in the gardens of the Palais Royal.

MUSEE JACQUEMART-ANDRE

The Hansen’s Secret Garden, the Ordrupgaard Collection

From 15 September 2017 to 22 January 2018

The Ordrupgaard Collection was assembled by two art lovers, the Danish couple Wilhelm (1868–1936) and Henny (1870–1951) Hansen. A businessman and art connoisseur, and an independent and visionary man, Wilhelm Hansen assembled in only two years (between 1916 and 1918) a collection—which was quite unique in Europe—of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

GRAND PALAIS, Galerie Nationale

IRVING PENN

21 September 2017 to 29 January 2018

2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn (1917-2009), one of the greatest photographers of the20th century. This exhibition, organized by the MET New York and The Réunion des musées nationaux– Grand Palais, in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation,is the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since his death.

GRAND PALAIS, Galerie Nationale

GAUGUIN THE ALCHIMIST

11 October 2017 to 22 January 2018

On the strength of a collection of over 200 of the artist’s works , Gauguin the alchemist is an exceptional journey into this major artist’s fascinating creative process. It is the first exhibition of its kind to study in depth the remarkable complementarity of the artist’s creations in the field of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts.

Paris river Seine docks

Following the Seine through Paris is a way of enjoying a thousand different escapades on the river, its bridges and islands. Daytime or night time, Left Bank or Right Bank, you will appreciate the buzz of activity along the quaysides and the lapping of the waves. There are any number of ways to relax – aboard a boat, cycling, walking briskly, sauntering lazily, or working out, dining, dancing on barges, exploring an area between two exhibitions, taking a post-shopping break, or sunbathing in a swimsuit. You never fail to be filled with wonder at these riverbanks, classed as a world heritage site by Unesco.

MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG

RUBENS. Portraits of princes

4 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

Rubens was, in all likelihood a little reluctantly, a prolific court portraitist. With portraits of Philippe IV, Louis XIII and Marie de Medicis and other royal figures by the artist and some of his famous contemporaries (Pourbus, Champaigne, Velázquez, Van Dyck, etc.), the exhibition introduces visitors to the stately environment of 17th century Europe’s most illustrious courts.

INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE

2,000 years of eastern Christianity

26 September 2017 to 14 January 2018

At the Arab World Institute in Paris, a new exhibition will put precious artifacts on display, including the 6th-century illuminated Syriac gospel book known as the Rabbula Gospels on loan from the Laurentian Library in Florence and also the first frescoes of the Christian era, dating to the 3rd century, from the ancient church of Dura Europos in Syria.