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Paris - Around Town : Create Bookmark Marais and the Bastille (part 3) - Mansions, Galleries

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Mansions

  1. Hôtel de Coulanges

    This mansion boasts beautiful early 18th-century architecture, although the right wing dates from the early 1600s.

    • 35 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004

    • Open only for concerts

  2. Hôtel Salé

    Built in 1656–9 for Aubert de Fontenay, a salt-tax collector, this mansion was restored in 1986 to provide a home for the Musée Picasso.

  3. Hôtel Guénégaud

    Designed by the architect François Mansart in the mid-17th century, this splendid mansion houses a Hunting Museum.

    • 60 rue des Archives, 75003

    • Open 11am–6pm Tue–Sun

    • Admission charge

  4. Hôtel de Beauvais

    The young Mozart performed at this 17th-century mansion. Notice the balcony decorated with goats’ heads.

    • 68 rue François-Miron, 75004

    • Closed to the public

  5. Hôtel de Béthune Sully

    This 17th-century mansion was home to the Duc de Sully, chief minister to Henri IV. It now houses the French National Monuments administration.

    • 62 rue St-Antoine, 75004

  6. Hôtel de Sens

    One of Paris’s few medieval mansions. Henri IV’s wife Marguerite de Valois lived here after their divorce. It is now home to a fine arts library.

    • 1 rue Figuier, 75004

    • Closed to the public

    Hôtel de Sens
  7. Hôtel de St-Aignan

    The plain exterior hides an enormous mansion within. It is now the Museum of Jewish Art and History.

    • 71 rue du Temple, 75003

    • Open 11am– 6pm Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm Sun

    • Admission charge

    • www.mahj.org

  8. Hôtel de Soubise

    Along with the adjacent Hôtel de Rohan, this 17th-century mansion houses the national archives.

    • 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003

    • Open 2–5:30pm Wed–Mon

    Hôtel de Soubise
  9. Hôtel de Lamoignon

    Built in 1584 for the daughter of Henri II.

    • 24 rue Pavée, 75004

    • Closed to the public

    Hôtel de Lamoignon
  10. Hôtel de Marle

    This 16th-century mansion houses the Swedish Cultural Centre and café.

    • 11 rue Payenne, 75003

    • Open 10am–1pm, 2–6pm Tue–Fri (9pm Tue)

    • Admission charge


Galleries

  1. Galerie Marian Goodman

    Housed in a 17th-century mansion, this gallery is a slice of New York. Artists on show include Jeff Wall and video-maker Steve McQueen.

    • 79 rue du Temple, 75003

    • Open 11am–7pm Tue–Sat

  2. Galerie Akié Aricchi

    Eclectic exhibitions covering photography, sculpture and paint, often with an Asian influence.

    • 26 rue Keller, 75011

    • Open 3–7pm Tue–Sat

  3. Galerie Alain Gutharc

    Alain Gutharc devotes his space to the work of young, contemporary artists in paint, photography, sculpture or mixed media.

    • 7 rue St Claude, 75003

    • Open 2–7pm Tue–Fri, 11am–1pm & 2–7pm Sat

  4. Galerie Daniel Templon

    A favourite among the French contemporary art establishment, exhibiting big, international names as well as talented newcomers.

    • 30 rue Beaubourg, 75003

    • Open 10am–7pm Mon–Sat

  5. Galerie Karsten Greve

    A leading international gallery with top names in Modern and contemporary art and photography.

    • 5 rue Debelleyme, 75003

    • Open 11am–7pm Tue–Sat

  6. Galerie Patrick Seguin

    This gallery features stylish 20th-century furniture and architecture, by artists such as Le Corbusier and Prouvé.

    • 5 rue des Taillandiers, 75011

    • Open 10am–7pm Tue–Sat

    Galerie Patrick Seguin
  7. Galerie Lavignes-Bastille

    Narrative figuration, Op Art and new artists are featured here.

    • 27 rue de Charonne, 75011

    • Open 2–7pm Tue–Sat

    Galerie Lavignes-Bastille
  8. Galerie Liliane et Michel Durand-Dessert

    Housed in a former factory, the gallery concentrates on contemporary art.

    • 28 rue de Lappe, 75011

    • Open 11am–7pm Tue–Sat

    Galerie Durand-Dessert
  9. Galerie Yvon Lambert

    Changing exhibits cover contemporary art, photography and installations.

    • 108 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003

    • Open 10am–1pm, 2:30–7pm Tue–Fri, 10am–7pm Sat

    • www.yvon-lambert.com

  10. Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt

    A gallery of politically motivated artworks executed in all types of art media.

    • 9 pl des Vosges, 75004

    • Open 1–6pm Mon–Fri

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