The recent re-opening of the museum of the Parisian symbolist painter, Gustave Moreau, in the Nouvelle-Athènes district gives us the opportunity to talk about artists’ studios in Paris..
The renovation of the ground floor has respected the painter’s request that his house and studio be preserved by the State.
Do go and visit this place which is steeped in history (it was here that, at the end of the 19th Century, Moreau used to host the great intellectuals and artists of his time, such as Degas, Wilde and Debussy…)
Other artists’ studios in Paris
There are plenty of other artists’ studios you can visit. And most of these are contemporary…If you missed the opening of the Ateliers du Père Lachaise, all is not lost.
The options in Paris are infinite..
Consider setting time aside between May 29th-June 1st to visit the district of Beleville. An area historic for its ethnic diversity following waves of immigration in the 20th Century , Beleville has become home to lots of artists since the 1980s, often investing in old working-class homes.
On that same weekend, if you’re feeling lively, go on to Frigos, a unique place that fights for its survival every day in the middle a neighborhood that’s been transforming through metal and glass construction in the last 10 years. It’s an eccentric location (a former cold-storage warehouse) and often attracts divisive artists.