L’Atelier des Lumieres

I wasn’t sure if this was going to be super cool or hokey. At L’Atelier des Lumieres, moving images of an artist’s works are projected on the walls, floor, and ceiling of a former factory and set to music. An immersive experience. We saw the works of Gustav Klimt.

It was super cool and I recommend going. I don’t know if it will be going back regularly, but it’s definitely worth experiencing at least once.

Buy tickets in advance.

L’Atelier des Lumieres

38, Rue Saint Maur


Hunting Museum, a Favorite!

I’d lived in Paris for years and years, then went back often for years and years and not once, in all those years, had I visited La Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in the Marais. It took a raving friend who’d recently been to get me to go to this little jewel box of a museum. It’s the best!

Tapestries with hunting themes at the Musée de la Chasse.

Housed in a wonderful, old hôtel particulier (1655), the museum offers room after beautifully restored room filled with surprises. A taxidermy polar bear welcomes you (everyone takes a picture with him) and other stuffed animals await. There’s a room displaying a rifle collection (some of them are truly beautiful), a small video screen in a dark alcove of a white unicorn in the rain, and antiques chairs made with antlers. It’s eclectic and fabulous.

There are often super-interesting exhibitions by contemporary artists here. The most memorable show for me was when Sophie Calle took over the place. Click on this link for an article about it as well as some images.

A must-see!

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

62 rue des Archives