Lafayette Anticipations

Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

In 2018 the corporate foundation of French retailer Galeries Lafayette opened this unique multidisciplinary space for producing, experimenting with and exhibiting new works of contemporary art, design and fashion. Transformed by architect Rem Koolhaas, the 1891 building now has 2500 sq metres of exhibition space and a striking 18m-high glass tower. Three to four free exhibitions take place annually, alongside ticketed performances and workshops.

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Nearby Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville attractions

2. Centre Pompidou

0.15 MILES

Home to Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art, Centre Pompidou has amazed and delighted visitors ever since it opened in 1977, not…

3. Musée des Archives Nationales

0.16 MILES

France's National Archives and small museum are set in a stunning pair of hôtels particuliers (mansions) amid beautiful gardens. Dating from the early…

4. Hôtel de Ville

0.19 MILES

Paris’ beautiful town hall was gutted during the Paris Commune of 1871 and rebuilt in luxurious neo-Renaissance style between 1874 and 1882. The ornate…

5. Atelier Brancusi

0.19 MILES

Northwest of the main building of the Centre Pompidou, this reconstruction of the studio of Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957),…

6. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

0.23 MILES

Collections at the Hunting and Nature Museum, inside the delightful Hôtel de Guénégaud (1651), include paintings, sculptures and objets d’art related to…

7. Le Mur du Marais

0.27 MILES

Wall murals by a succession of different street artists plaster one wall of a building, a two-minute walk from the Musée National Picasso, on the corner…

8. Tour St-Jacques

0.28 MILES

Just north of place du Châtelet, the Flamboyant Gothic, 54m-high St James Tower is all that remains of the Église St-Jacques la Boucherie, built by the…