22 Photos That Will Inspire You to Go Gallery Hopping in Paris

The month of October is quite possibly the best time to visit Paris for so many reasons. For one, the temperatures have cooled and the tourists have gone back home. Paris’ prestigious contemporary art fair FIAC takes place, meaning the Parisian art dealers exhibit their best artists’ work to appeal to the influx of international collectors who descend upon the city of light. Lastly, the colors of Paris turn a beautiful hue, as leaves become orange and skies become gray…

Check out some of my favorite art exhibits in Paris during this month:

Palais De Tokyo

John Giorno at Palais De Tokyo

“UGO RONDINONE: I ♥ JOHN GIORNO” Exhibition

Palais De Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is a fine art museum owned by the city of Paris, housing works from the city’s collection. It was originally built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and became a museum just two years later. Inside, you’ll find a wonderful collection of French nationalist paintings and sculptures.

Jules Félix Coutan, La porteuse de pain, 1882

Jules Félix Coutan, La porteuse de pain, 1882

Petit Palais, Paris

Petit Palais, Paris

Petit Palais, Paris

Louis Ernest Barrias, Les Premières Funérailles, 1883

Louis Ernest Barrias, Les Premières Funérailles, 1883

Petit Palais, Paris

Victor Schnetz, Combat devant l'Hôtel de Ville, le 28 juillet 1830, 1833

Victor Schnetz, Combat devant l’Hôtel de Ville, le 28 juillet 1830, 1833

Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

Almine Rech Gallery

“Jack Climbed Up the Beanstalk to the Sky of Illimitableness Where Everything Went Backwards” Exhibition

 Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

 Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris

Almine Rech
64 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris

Galerie Sator

Raphaël Denis “La Loi normale des erreurs” Exhibition

Galerie Sator, Raphaël Denis

Galerie Sator, Raphaël Denis

Galerie Sator, Raphaël Denis

Galerie Sator
8 Passage des Gravilliers
75003 Paris

Galerie Perrotin

Xavier Veilhan, Mobile nº21, 2015 behind Pierre Paulin, Cathédrale table, 1981

Xavier Veilhan, Mobile nº21, 2015 behind Pierre Paulin, Cathédrale table, 1981.

Mike Bouchet, Square Ruple, 2015, behind Pierre Paulin, Fauteuil Iéna chairs and Jardin à la française rug, 1987

Mike Bouchet, Square Ruple, 2015, behind Pierre Paulin, Fauteuil Iéna chairs and Jardin à la française rug, 1987

Gianni Motti, Draft - 1, 2015

Gianni Motti, Draft – 1, 2015

Galerie Perrotin
76 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris

Galerie Torri

Ridley Howard, Lionel’s Car, 2015

Ridley Howard, Lionel’s Car, 2015

Galerie Torri
7 Rue Saint-Claude
75003 Paris

Galerie Cinéma

I didn’t have a chance to go in but I thought this storefront was absolutely adorable!

Galerie Cinema, Paris

Galerie Cinéma
26 Rue Saint-Claude
75003 Paris

La Maison Rouge

Read about my visit to La Maison Rouge here.

La Maison Rouge

La Maison Rouge
10 boulevard de la bastille
75012 Paris

Hors Les Murs

The Jardin des Tuileries became a gallery in and of itself for the Hors Les Murs program during FIAC. The trees in the park turned a lovely orange hue, and the park itself was filled with numerous large art installations.

Jardin des Tuileries

Kengo Kuma, Yure, 2015

Kengo Kuma, Yure, 2015, presented by Galerie Philippe Gravier

113 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

October 26, 2015

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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