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Art exhibitions in Paris

city | art insider offers private tours to individuals and small groups who want to enjoy the best exhibitions in Paris museums big and small. We are very responsive to our clients' interests -- no need to linger if something isn't holding your attention. Here are just a few we've enjoyed lately, and some we're looking forward to.

There are many wonderful guides to Parisian exhibitions online. We particularly like, in English, Slash/Paris.

 

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What to see this fall: contemporary

Check out city | art insider's recommendations for thought-provoking, or simply provocative, exhibitions in Paris this fall.  

Kinetic art in the spotlight in Paris

Kinetic art is back in the spotlight in Paris with exhibitions celebrating famous artists...

Charlotte Charbonnel: art X science

From March 2013, discover with city | art insider Charlotte Charbonnel's work, at the intersection of art and scientific experimentation.

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ART TOURS

city | art insider is committed to providing you with a professional, intelligent and engaging exploration of Paris’s art offerings, customized to your particular tastes.

One area that sets us apart from other quality tour companies is how our service is priced.

We wanted to free ourselves, and you, from the pressure to make an acquisition, while supporting the development of truly personalized itineraries.

 Custom itinerary, no guide

Includes an initial online consultation & a fully customized route through your preferred galleries & exhibitions, delivered online or in printable format.

€200


Half or full day tours

Both include 2 online consultations, itinerary development, artwork shortlist, private guided tour  for up to 2 adults & 4 children. Full purchase support, If you do find something you love.

Half day rate: €350

Full day rate: €600

Additional hours: €100/hr

Non-refundable deposit of €150 is required to secure your dates.

Additional adults:  €50/per person

Note: we earn a nominal commission from the seller on works you purchase, not from you, so there are no hidden fees. We apply that commission to offset the post-purchase arrangements for your works of art.

We accept payment via PayPal, upon receipt of your reservation or registration. 

ART CONSULTING

Initial consultation

Two hours in person or online, depending on your location. We review your current holdings, collection strategy, refine acquisition goals and begin to look at acquisition targets.  

Introductory rate €150 

 Ongoing advisory services

Hourly rate €100/hr 


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Françoise Pétrovitch (detail, courtesy galerie Semiose Paris)

Françoise Pétrovitch (detail, courtesy galerie Semiose Paris)

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This year, offer the gift of artistic discovery with our gift certificates, for:

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A 90-minute tour of who's who and what's what in Paris's contemporary galleries in the neighbourhood of his or her choice.

  • the Marais
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Montmartre
  • Belleville

 

A private consultation & tour

We start off with a private consultation via phone -- and then customize a 2-hour itinerary of galleries to visit based on your recipient's interests.

Perfect for those who already have strong tastes in art and want to be energized by what's new and exciting in the galleries.

 

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Découvrez les galeries d'art contemporain les plus intéressantes à Paris au cours d'une visite d'1 heure 30 dans le quartier de votre choix.

  • le Marais
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Montmartre
  • Belleville

 

Conseil et visite personnalisée

Nous démarrons par un échange téléphonique ou mail pour déterminer vos goûts et vous proposer ensuite un itinéraire de visite de galeries correspondant à ce que vous aimez.

 

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Belleville gallery walk

Belleville's the place to go for what's up-and-coming in art in Paris. Read on...

Art in the Marais 2017

An energizing day or half-day excursion in the Marais district -- galleries, museums, shopping, restaurants and more.

Monet's Waterlilies at Giverny

Follow the Impressionist master Monet to his home just outside of Paris. It's like walking right into his paintings!

Paris Art Deco

Discover the Paris of the Roaring Twenties through art and architecture.

Bohemian Montmartre

A walking tour of the contemporary and historic art scene in Montmartre.

Picasso at Hotel Salé

Pay tribute to Picasso through special exhibitions and/or a visit to the Musée Picasso in Paris.

Louvre by night

Let's visit the Louvre tonight !

Explore art at Centre Pompidou

A review of the permanent collection at Centre Pompidou.

The magic of the Louvre

By popular demand, we offer a very special visit to the Louvre --  in and of itself, one of the world's foremost works of art, with ten centuries of history throughout.

Saint-Germain Art & Design

We love going to Saint-Germain for its mix of both modern and contemporary art galleries, design and furniture.

Discover why and how Impressionism evolved with a private tour of select museums and works.

Saint-Germain's hidden museums

"We've been to Paris before, and seen the big museums. We want to see something different this time -- but we only have 3 hours!" 

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Private art tours & acquisitions in Paris

Excursions
Belleville gallery walk

Belleville's the place to go for what's up-and-coming in art in Paris. Read on...

Excursions
What to see this fall: contemporary

Check out city | art insider's recommendations for thought-provoking, or simply provocative, exhibitions in Paris this fall.  

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The Basics of: The Paris Art Fairs

Our guide to the basics of Paris's many art fairs, including an annual art fair calendar.  


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A day at the auction

An introduction to the Paris auction houses -- everything you need to know to get good deals at auction.

Excursions
Explore art at Centre Pompidou

A review of the permanent collection at Centre Pompidou.

Excursions
Bohemian Montmartre

A walking tour of the contemporary and historic art scene in Montmartre.

Give the gift of art!    

Offer the gift of artistic discovery with our gift certificates, for:

A private gallery tour

A 90-minute tour of who's who and what's what in Paris's contemporary galleries in the neighbourhood of your choice. For two people.

  • the Marais
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Montmartre
  • Belleville

 

A private consultation & tour

We start off with a private consultation via phone -- and then customize a 2-hour itinerary of galleries to visit based on your recipient's interests.

Perfect for those who already have strong tastes in art and want to be energized by what's new and exciting in the galleries.

 

Offrez de l'art !

Offrez un moment privilégié de découverte artistique avec nos cartes cadeau :

Visite privée de galeries

Découvrez les galeries d'art contemporain les plus intéressantes à Paris au cours d'une visite d'1 heure 30 dans le quartier de votre choix. Valable pour deux personnes.

  • le Marais
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Montmartre
  • Belleville

Conseil et visite personnalisée

Nous démarrons par un échange téléphonique ou mail pour déterminer vos goûts et vous proposer ensuite un itinéraire de visite de galeries correspondant à ce que vous aimez.

 

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Art fairs in Paris and beyond...

Enjoy an Insider art fair experience in Paris and beyond with city | art insider.

We are experienced fair escorts, working with individual collectors and small private groups.

We follow your interests, filling you in on relevant artists, galleries and collectors, while giving you a firm handle on the overall context of the art market.

We also arrange supplementary gallery, artist and auction visits should you wish.

Finally, we support you in evaluating, selecting, transacting and making sure your valuable acquisitions make it home safely.  


Art fair reviews

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The Basics of: The Paris Art Fairs

Our guide to the basics of Paris's many art fairs, including an annual art fair calendar.  

A weekend of art in Brussels

city | art insider indulges in an action-packed contemporary art weekend centered around Art Brussels Art Fair, and a host of great exhibitions.

Come to Circulation(s)!
 

Paris art fair calendar

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Excursions
A day at the auction

An introduction to the Paris auction houses -- everything you need to know to get good deals at auction.

Excursions
What to see this fall: contemporary

Check out city | art insider's recommendations for thought-provoking, or simply provocative, exhibitions in Paris this fall.  

Excursions
The Basics of: The Paris Art Fairs

Our guide to the basics of Paris's many art fairs, including an annual art fair calendar.  

 
Excursions
Belleville gallery walk

Belleville's the place to go for what's up-and-coming in art in Paris. Read on...

Excursions
Explore art at Centre Pompidou

A review of the permanent collection at Centre Pompidou.

Excursions
Bohemian Montmartre

A walking tour of the contemporary and historic art scene in Montmartre.

FINE PRINT: Terms & Conditions

 

In registering for this visit, consultation or event, you signify acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

Refunds/Cancellations Policy: Let us know in writing (via email, SMS or telephone) if you wish to cancel a visit or other booking in whole or in part. We must acknowledge your correspondence in order for cancellation to be processed. We retain 50% of the group tour fee as an administrative charge.

No amendments or name changes are possible for art excursions less than 48 hours before scheduled departure, and the full charge will be levied for cancellations within 48 hours.

Clients that do not check-in at their appointed start point and time will be considered cancelled and normal cancellation policies are applied. Dress appropriately for the weather; tours go ahead rain-or-shine. No amendments are possible after your excursion date and time.

Commission:

Please let your group leader know before buying any works so we can provide you with market advice, and negotiate a discount for you and a small commission from the seller. As professional art advisors we keep your visit rates low by recuperating a commission from the seller on any works you buy during your time with us and for 30 days thereafter.

In fairness, if you purchase a Work without letting us know beforehand, during the Term, we reserve the right to invoice you 10% of the pre-tax purchase price.

Personal mobility:

Please specify at the time of booking if you have any health issues that would require special means of transport or special accommodations at the sites we visit (galleries, ateliers or fairs). If we have not pre-arranged alternate transportation, and it’s not stated, we assume you and accompanying visitors are sufficiently fit for walking around a neighbourhood, climbing stairs to galleries or ateliers, etc.

Visit start and end times:

It is your responsibility to leave ample time for any journey to the indicated meeting point. The time stated on your itinerary is the time of departure for tours. We cannot refund or rebook for you missing excursions, trips or services as a result of delays on other transport services such as traffic, metro, buses and/or railways. See above.

Tickets:

Please ensure you have clarified with your guide/advisor which, if any, tickets you are to purchase in advance online, and which are the responsibility of your guide, and have them with you at the time of your excursion.

Variation of Itinerary:

Subject to your approval, we reserve the right to vary the services described in our itineraries in accordance with new information and opportunities in Paris’s museums and galleries, up to 24 hours prior to excursion.

Alterations:

If we must change details of the excursion for reasons beyond our control, we will notify you as soon as possible and give you the information as to the alterations.

Force Majeure:

Where we cancel the whole excursion before departure because of unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, then we will refund all money already paid by you, but you will not be entitled to any additional compensation for the loss of the excursion. Where the excursion is interrupted to a significant extent by circumstances beyond our control we will refund what is deemed to be a fair proportion of the cost of the excursion.

Insurance for travellers to Paris:

You are responsible for purchasing and maintaining all necessary insurance, including but not limited to health, cancellation, transportation, liability etc.

Complaints:

In the unfortunate event you have a complaint about your visit, contact your excursion leader and our staff will do their best to rectify your problem. If we cannot resolve your complaint at the time, you should make a written or electronic record of your complaint and hand it to your excursion leader or send it to us at 37 rue Clavel, Paris, FR  within 21 days of the end of the excursion. We will not be able to deal with any complaints unless we are told in writing and by that time.

 

Paris, January 2015