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  • The Art of Travel: Paris City Guide

October 10, 2018

The City of Love is ablaze with new openings and cultural events for Fall. 

TO SEE

FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi / A must-visit for its current exhibition of rarely seen works by Jean-Michel Basquiat across four levels of the Frank Gehry-designed space, October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019. The building's cloud-like form is provided by twelve curving 'sails' made from glass panels. 

MUSÉE YVES SAINT LAURENT 5 Avenue Marceau / Housed in the elegant hôtel particulier where Saint Laurent worked for almost 30 years, this museum is dedicated to the life and work of the iconic couturier. This fall, the museum hosts its first temporary exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient; October 2, 2018 to January 27, 2019.

FONDATION CARTIER 261 Boulevard Raspail / Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, this ultramodern art space is known for continually being on the latest pulse of the art world, exhibiting designers such as Marc Newson and Takashi Murakami before anyone else.

PALAIS DE TOKYO 13 Avenue du Président Wilson / This experimental space is dedicated to the latest and greatest of the art world. Don’t miss the recently opened bar and restaurant, Les Grands Verres, which serves up small plat.

CENTRE POMPIDOU Place Georges-Pompidou / Under one unique roof, the Centre Pompidou houses some of the most important modern and contemporary art in Europe; a cinema and performance hall; educational activity areas; bookshops; a restaurant and cafe. 

TO STAY

HOTEL RENAISSANCE PARIS ARC DE TRIOMPHE 39 Avenue De Wagram/ Located 1,300 feet from the Arc De Triomphe, this contemporary design hotel was designed by the architect Christian De Portzamparc and features a glass facade.  

HOTEL PARISTER 19 Rue Saulnier / On a quiet street in the fashionable 9th arrondissement, Hotel Parister offers artfully designed, modern rooms, a popular restaurant and cocktail bar and a flashy gym offering six wellness classes per day. 

MAISON BRÉGUET 8 Rue Breguet / This new five-star hotel just off the Place de la Bastille occupies a prime spot in a neighbourhood that's brimming with new bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. The 53 rooms are sleek and modern, and the hotel also boasts a buzzy restaurant. 

HOTEL GRANDS BOULEVARDS 17 Boulevard Poissonnière / The second venture into the world of hotels from the Experimental Group, this four-storey residence has been artfully decorated by the celebrated designer Dorothée Meilichzon.

HOTEL DRESS CODE 5 Rue de Caumartin /Conveniently located between Palais Garnier and Madeleine, the newly opened Hotel Dress Code comprises 33 uniquely decorated rooms, with interiors inspired by the Parisian fashion scene. 

TO SHOP

PARIS SAINT-QUEN FLEA MARKET Get off at Metro Porte de Clingancourt (line 4) and follow the signs to the market. The market lies between Paris' 18th arrondissement and the northern suburb of St Ouen/ The largest of its kind in the world and is brimming with vintage and antique treasures. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  

MERCI 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 /Four floors filled with furniture, vintage clothing, art, antiques, books, candles, clothing and three cafes: this quintessential Paris concept store makes inspiring use of visual merchandising, exhibitions and events.

LE BON MARCHÉ 24 Rue de Sèvres / Le Bon Marché is a refined department store offering only the highest-quality labels, spread out over four floors. Its lingerie and accessories collections are topnotch, as is its rotating list of exhibitions. 

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