Reputed for its eclecticism, the Carré Rive Gauche has been a real Parisian institution for over 30 years. Although the story of this district no longer needs telling, that of its galleries is being written every day, unfolding with the successive finds and discoveries of the art dealers.
This year, from 15 to 18 May 2014, the antique dealers and gallery owners of the Carré Rive Gauche share with you their latest discoveries.
Every piece presented tells a story, sometimes even recounting an entire episode of history.
Whether through its provenance, or some poignant or unusual anecdote, all these objects recall a memory from our own past while revealing theirs to us.
Archaeology and Civilisations – Ceramic Arts and Glass-making – Textile Arts – Paintings, Drawings, Ancient Sculptures – Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures – 20th Century Arts and Design – Furniture, Art Objects, Curiosities – Decoration and Art of Living
6th and 7th districts, 7 streets forming a square: Quai Voltaire, rues des Saints-Pères, Université, Bac, Beaune, Verneuil, Lille
Places to eat and drink while visiting:
- 13- A Baker’s Dozen (16, rue des Saints-Pères) a very nice bakery, coffee shop and restaurant owned by Laurel, an American living in France for 20 years.
- Le Bistrot de Paris (33, rue de Lille) an institution. A classical Parisian bistro
- Hôtel Montalembert (3, rue Montalembert) the first 5 Star Hotel of the Rive Gauche.
- Les Antiquaires (13, rue du Bac) a restaurant situated near the Musée d’Orsay.
- Don Camillo (10, rue des Saints-Pères) a restaurant / cabaret imagined by the famous César
-The tobacco and paper shop (16, rue des Saints-Pères) which is held by three sisters for many many years
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