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New openings in Paris in 2020

February 06, 2020

Paris is a particularly exciting place to be this year, thanks to several important new openings happening around the city. Let us introduce you to just some of our favourite new places to discover.

La Fab. by agnès b.

French fashion designer agnès b. loves art. Over the years she has built a vast collection of more than 5,000 pieces of art, including photographs, drawings, paintings and sculptures. Some of these artworks are now on view at the newly created La Fab. Set in the brand new building designed by SOA Architectes, this special place is a diverse celebration of artistic creation in all its forms.

Open from January

Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, 75013 Paris

Image : Exhibition view of La hardiesse dans la collection (Boldness in the agnès b. collection).
© Rebecca Fanuele. La Fab. / collection agnès b., 2020.

Musée Carnavalet

Fans of Parisian history will be delighted to hear about the reopening of Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais. As one of the city’s oldest museums it’s a treasure trove of fascinating historical insights and exceptional works of art. Following a four-year renovation there’s now far more space in which to explore its many delights.

Opening this Spring
16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris

Images © Antoine Mercusot

La Samaritaine

Having been closed for the past 20 years, La Samaritaine in the 1st arrondissement is preparing for a major relaunch in time to celebrate its 150th anniversary. This impressive and beautifully restored department store will house over 600 brands and include an exceptional new concept store, making it well worth a visit.

Open from April
19 Rue de la Monnaie, 75001 Paris

Maison Victor Hugo

At the end of May, Maison Victor Hugo is set to make its welcome return. This is the apartment that writer Victor Hugo rented between 1832 and 1848, on what is now the Place des Vosges. Here you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time for a chance to learn more about his work and see how he lived, there’s also a beautiful garden and inviting new café.

Open from mid-June
6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris

Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection

Set in the breathtaking former stock exchange, under a spectacular 19th-century glass dome, is the latest museum to hit the Paris art scene. The Bourse de Commerce will house French art collector François Pinault’s impressive contemporary art collection, spanning some of the finest works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Open from June 13-14
2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris

Courtesy Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, NeM / Niney & Marca Architectes, Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Setec Bâtiment. 

Next time you’re visiting Paris, ask our friendly and well-informed concierge teams at Hôtel Plaza Athénée or Le Meurice for other places
of interest to see during your stay. You can also check out our Reasons to visit Paris in 2020 .

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