SoPi - never heard of it? Billed as the "stylish, slightly bohemian alternative to the Marais" by Departures Magazine, South Pigalle is home to a number of galleries you'll love.
And if you like photography, this is a great way to discover this vibrant neighbourhood.
We'll start at Le BAL, a center for photography with excellent exhibitions, a specialized library and a café.
From there, we'll enjoy more photos at a few galleries exclusively dedicated to photography, like Galerie Tagomago. Created in Barcelona in 2009 by two collectors, their homey exhibition space in Paris is the perfect place for discovering and enjoying photography, hidden in a courtyard of a street dating from the 19th Romantic era.
We are always welcome at Galerie Vu’, the other famous agency of photographic greats. As a special treat, we are often invited into the gallery’s back rooms to explore the treasures in conservation boxes and in storage.
If you want to have lunch, the biggest problem is to choose only one because of the always growing number of neo-bistrots and very entertaining restaurants. And it's the same for shopping and decoration!
More about the neighbourhood:
The neighbourhood got its start in the early 1820’s, when an important building development was created around a nice square, now hidden, called Square d’Orleans. The area quickly attracted the artistic intelligentsia of the time: George Sand, Frederique Chopin, musicians, sculptors….
Architecturally, the area boasts many nods to antiquity, earning it the name La Nouvelle Athène –New Athens. Many streets resisted Hausmannisation and have kept their hotels particuliers, leaving some streets with the charm of the Romantic period. There's lots to discover here with us.