In Paris, the cultural scene is constantly evolving. Major institutions compete to offer large-scale events while new places spring up to present original and innovative approaches. The Hotel Volney Opéra, in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, a few steps from the Opéra Garnier, is the ideal starting point from which to discover the 2023 exhibitions.
Paris, capital of contemporary art
Paris richly deserves its leading place on the international contemporary art scene. This is reflected in international events such as the Art Paris Art Fair, as well as in the opening of dedicated venues such as the Bourse du Commerce – Pinault Collection. This spring, the former commodities trading building turned gallery is highlighting the work of a panel of artists on the theme of climate change. Photos, videos, and installations convey their visions. Meanwhile, the Centre Pompidou offers a beautiful showcase for the Indian painter Sayed Haider Raza, founder of the Progressive Artists Group movement. Navigating between symbolism and impressionism, his work makes exquisite use of colour.
Other places, other styles
A ten-minute walk from the Hôtel Volney Opéra, the Musée de l'Orangerie is focussing on a pivotal period in the work of Matisse. During a trip to Polynesia, the artist’s perceptions and techniques evolved, giving his subsequent work a new impetus. Then you can head further back in time by visiting the Musée Jacquemart-André. The latest exhibition offered by this magnificent museum housed in an 8th arrondissement mansion is devoted to Giovanni Bellini, one of the key artists of the Italian Renaissance. An absolute joy!
The neighbourhood of the Hotel Volney Opéra abounds with cultural activities and the new exhibitions are well up to expectations. And to combine culture and well-being, try the brand-new Wellness space of the Galeries Lafayette department store. Enjoy spa sessions, treatments, massages, yoga, and more!
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Hotel Volney Opéra, un hôtel 3 étoiles au cœur du quartier de l’Opéra