Collected by Lara Dalinsky , AFAR Local Expert
Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
Flanked by three Rodin statues, the glass and stone Musee de l'Orangerie is home to paintings by the greatest modernists - Picasso, Monet, Cezanne... There are only two floors in this white-walled museum. The second floor consists of two oval...
23 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Nemo is one of Paris' most famous "pochoiristes" (stencil artist) known for his mischievous silhouetted characters. He originally started painting these wistful, unlikely scenes around his working class neighborhood of Belleville to greet his kids...
Sainte-Avoye, 75003 Paris, France
This is one of my favorite murals by Jerome Mesnager— an unlikely art find on the medieval rue des Hospitalieres Saint Gervais in the Marais district. The neighborhood is full of discreet and not-so-subtle street art. Masnager started as a...
88 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
Paris is a fantastic place to find interesting art in the unlikeliest places. I came upon this fun bookstore door displaying one of Miss Tic's famous stenciled ladies in the neighborhood of St. Germain. It uses a quote written by the experimental...
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
I stumbled on to a fun party for an opening exhibit at the contemporary art museum, Palais de Tokyo. The museum is open until midnight and an interesting venue to see conceptual and installation art.
75009 Paris, France
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is worth a visit if only to stand under its magnificent glass dome. The family business has survived as a one-stop-shopping hub for five generations, thanks to steady innovation and an emphasis on high fashion and...
17 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
Serendipitous light on a September afternoon--a rainbow arcing over the Eiffel Tower and ending at the gold dome of L'Église des Invalides in central Paris. (Under that dome, emperor worship continues--Napoléon I lies buried in a...
43 Rue Jean Bleuzen, 92170 Vanves, France
This mannequin looked like it was held against its will at this charming flea market in the southern part of the city.
3-5 Place Saint-Pierre, 75018 Paris, France
While wandering the back streets of the fabric district in Monmartre, I came across a delightful notions shops full of every kind of button imaginable. The neighborhood around the base of the Sacré Coeur has many more interesting vintage, sewing...
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