To take a look at the latest trends amongst (very) well-known and (often) surprising artists...

Where? In a sublime mansion on the rue de Turenne, in the Marais, a few meters from the neoclassical church Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement where you can admire a Pietà by Delacroix

Bonus. An imposing space on two levels with an annex on the impasse Saint-Claude, at the the end of the street.

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What? A contemporary art gallery whose artists you rarely see such as Sophie Calle, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Maurizio Catalan, Takashi Murakami... with new additions regularly. Lastly, paintings by Pieter Vermeersch are the main attraction, and from March 16 Aya Takano takes us on a tour of her manga filled universe.

Bonus. The bookshop, located on the right side of the courtyard, offers a wonderful selection of books, as well as affordable artist made items, such as tote bags, jewelery, T-shirts or cups…

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How? The success story of how a young gallery owner, Emmanuel Perrotin, was able to climb the ranks in Paris and elsewhere in 20 years. He opened galleries in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul...

Bonus. The pleasure of discovering each exhibition.

We love. Entering the courtyard when you instantly feel safe from the Parisian hustle and bustle. Climbing the stairs of the double sided staircase, under the watchful eye of a bronze statue. Walking around the large, white and bright rooms with their colourful concrete floor and finally admiring the small garden with its palm trees...

Bonus. The numerous exhibitions and openings are available to all. Visits are free and there are always informational booklets on the artists.

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Galerie Perrotin, 76, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris,  open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm.