You may not have heard of it, but Artcurial is the largest French-owned auction house.
Since moving in 2002 to a beautiful, historic stone building - the Hôtel Marcel Dassault - two steps from the Champs Elysées, they now have a small café and an extensive bookshop specialising in design, photo, art, graphics etc. The décor, remodeled by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, has to be seen to be believed: original baroque details painted over in purple!
Looking round is free, so don't hesitate to go and see.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris