Explore Paris with Ara Starck
May 02, 2018
Inspired by our passion for art at Le Meurice, we’ve created our own customised Art and Culture Map of Paris, which makes it easy for you to find the best galleries, art museums and hidden spots in the city. We asked regular guests and notable artists to share their favourite locations.
For the second in our series of Mapstr personalised maps, we asked Ara Starck to share her favourite places in the city. A renowned Parisian artist who created the dramatic ceiling mural at Restaurant Le Dalí, she’s become a well-known figure at Le Meurice, making her a perfect choice for personal recommendations.
A beautiful art supplies shop located in the seventh arrondissement of Paris. This store was founded in 1887 by chemist Gustave Sennelier who loved experimenting with colour pigments. Today, the store maintains its historic charm, along with a reputation as one of the finest suppliers of brilliant colours for painting, plus drawing tools, paper, brushes and books.
Musée Gustave Moreau
Musée Gustave Moreau is a national museum located in the city’s ninth arrondisement, in the former workshop of the 19th century Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau. The artist bequeathed his workshop to the French state in 1897 in order to preserve and showcase his work.
La Gaîté Lyrique
In a newly-renovated 19th century theatre, La Gaîté Lyrique is a modern music and digital arts centre and holds regular exhibitions and concerts in a magnificent setting, which still retains original features.
Mysteriously located under the arches of rue de Rivoli, you can find this beautiful bookstore. Founded in 1801, with dark wood interiors and ladders, it is a Parisian gem just waiting to be discovered. Inside you’ll find a great selection of British, American and French fine literature, and an extensive collection of arts books.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Covering design, fashion, furnishings and even toys, this collection of decorative arts offers a fresh way to rediscover objects from daily life, then trace their fascinating stories. The museum also hosts workshops to help inspire young creative minds to create their own contemporary art pieces.
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