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.

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

VERMEER and the masters of genre paintings
from February 22, 2017 to May 22, 2017

“The Sphinx of Delft”: coined by French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger when he revealed Vermeer to the world late in the 19th century. The myth of the solitary genius has done the rest. Yet Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) did not attain his level of creative mastery in isolation from the art of his time.

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.

MUSEE DU JEU DE PAUME

ELI LOTAR (1905-1969)
from 14 February 2017 until 28 May 2017

French photographer and cinematographer of Romanian origin, Eli Lotar arrived in France in 1924 and rapidly became one of the first avant-garde photographers in Paris. Close to Germaine Krull —Lotar worked as her apprentice for a time —and later to the Surrealists, his work was published in many of the avant-garde publications of the day, and featured in several major international photography exhibitions.

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 MARMOTTAN MONET

CAMILLE PISSARRO “First of impressionnist”
From February 23 to July 2, 2017

The Marmottan Monet Museum presents the first monographic exhibition Camille Pissarro in Paris for 36 years. Some seventy-five of his masterpieces, paintings and temperas, from major museums worldwide and prestigious private collections, tracing the work of Camille Pissarro.

MUSEE GUIMET

KIMONO
From February 22 to May 22, 2017

Come to feast your eyes on a kimono exhibition at the Guimet Museum of Asiatic arts in Paris. 150 kimonos have been imported straight from the collection of the Matsuzakaya fashion house. Their range is wide. They were created between the birth of the house in 1611 and the 21st century. The exhibition will also be a means to see the influence of kimonos on some Japanese and French creators.

MUSEE D’ART MODERNE

KAREL APPEL
From February 24 to August 20, 2017

Following a major donation from the Karel Appel Foundation, the museum presents Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel (1921-2006). This is the first exhibition in France to retrace the entirety of the artist’s long career as a painter and sculptor, featuring works chosen to examine his gesturality and creative spontaneity. Karel Appel is one of the founding members of the CoBrA group, created in Paris in 1948 and disbanded in 1951.

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.

GRAND PALAIS

RODIN “the Centenial Exhibition”
From March 22 to July 31, 2017

The exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. Featuring over 200 of Rodin’s works, it also includes sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, shedding new light on this giant of sculpture.

 

MUSEE DE L’ORANGERIE

TOKYO-PARIS Masterpieces from Bridgestone Museum of Art, COLLECTION ISHIBASHI FOUNDATION
From April 5 to August 21, 2017

The masterpieces from the collection at the Bridgestone Museum are the result of the love of art of three generations of the Ishibashi industrial dynasty. The founder of the Bridgestone company, Shojiro Ishibashi (1889-1976), demonstrated early on in his career a passion for arts, and more particularly Western arts, which he began to collect as of the late 1930s. In 1952 he commissioned the building of a museum at the heart of Tokyo to house his collection. The museum displays Impressionist pieces as well as Western and Japanese works of modern art to the public.