The 5 best contemporary art galleries Paris


47 rue Saint-André
des arts
6 rue du Pont de Lodi
Prés & Montparnasse
+33 (0)1 56 24 03 63

This gallery, in the heart of Saint-Germaindes-Prés, in La Vieuville mansion, dates from the 17th century and is owned by the energetic Kamel Mennour. It exhibits work by emerging artists as well as prominent international painters, including Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan and Daniel Buren who have already had major exhibitions here. The other gallery space, which recently opened, is two blocks away.


76 rue de Turenne
Marais & Bastille
+33 (0)1 42 16 79 79

This very trendy gallery has three spaces in le Marais, each more impressive than the other. Although it may feel intimidating to push the door and enter it is definitely worth the detour because here you can see the works of all the leading contemporary artists including Takashi Murakami, Pierre Soulages and Sophie Calle.


7 rue Debelleyme
Marais & Bastille
+33 (0)1 42 72 99 00

Another very well-known gallery that represents internationally renowned artist such as Gilbert & George as well as young talent and a few designers. The exaggerated proportions of the gallery’s main space makes the exhibitions here very intense.


7 rue de l’Équerre

Belleville & surroundings
+33 (0)1 42 71 72 73

This 500 m³ gallery in the east of Paris, established by Claudia Cargnel and Frédéric Bugada, is located in a former garage from the early Thirties. The specialised programme combines exhibits by French and international artists, as well as emerging and established artists.


79 rue du Temple
Marais & Bastille
+33 (0)1 48 04 70 52

This leading American gallerist who also has galleries in New York and London represents several major contemporary artists including John Baldessari, Tony Cragg and
Christian Boltanski and Annette Messager on the French art scene. The exhibitions in the gallery in le Marais can be theoretical and sometimes even disconcerting.

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