Tucked away in the 9th arrondissement of Paris is the private and mysterious atelier and apartment of famous painter Gustave Moreau. As the leading figure in the French symbolism movement, his quaint museum offers an insider’s look into his most famous works of art during this revolution of French art.
Serving as both his homestay and a gallery, you can experience his amazing works of art up-close and personal, and see a different style of art than the bigger museums in Paris. While most of the crowded museums boast renaissance and baroque art, Moreau’s art not only challenges the traditional art of the city, but it also provides a gallery on a smaller scale, offering more of an intimate experience between just you and the art.
On the second floor of his lovely home, Moreau has quite the collection of his symbolic art, often sporting a mix of motifs from both biblical times as well as ancient mythology. As opposed to inspiring thought, Moreau sought to inspire imagination, and with his famous works like Jupiter and Semele, he does just this.
While the art is eye-catching in the museum, the building in and of itself is a work of art. With a grand spiral staircase, dark wood, and beautiful embellishments, the museum offers a very elegant contrast with the works of art. And with amazing access to light, the entire rooms are lit up, exposing every miniscule detail of each work of art.
A true hidden gem, not many know about this quaint museum. You can find its rooms empty, with the occasional local passing through. A great way to escape the busy streets of the touristy areas of Paris, you can still enjoy a classic museum without interruptions and chaos.
To visit the museum:
14 Rue Catherine de la Rochefoucauld
Located at the private home of Louis Vuitton in Asnières, France, explore the leather legacy created by the House of Louis Vuitton and experience the evolution of one of the most prestigious brands in the world.
The legendary trunks that gained Vuitton his notoriety are still being produced at his atelier today, and while the workshop is invitation only, take the opportunity to indulge in the gallery’s immersive and breathtaking experience that walks you through the history of the iconic goods.
The gallery's dark ambiance and spotlight lighting highlights the avant-garde nature of Louis Vuitton and the timelessness of the aluminum and leather creations. Walk through the room of trunks dating from the mid 19th century and see how the desire for these quality products has not ceased since their first creation.
Discover the unique aspects and nature of every individual item: from the unpickable 7-point lock to the iconic canvas monogram, learn from the knowledgeable and elegant members from the House of Louis Vuitton and view these works of art up close and personal.
See the sensational wardrobe trunk that put Vuitton on the map for his groundbreaking luggage that changed the world’s viewpoint of elegant travel. Explore the collaborations of Louis Vuitton with his creation of the Red Cross portable pharmacy, Tiffany & Co. travel case, and the shocking portable bike trunk. You can even explore the personal trunks of Charles de Bestegui, Paul Poiret, and Alberto Giacometti…
Prepare yourself for a quiet, intimate, and private exploration of the gallery in Asnières. Step out of the busy streets of Paris to the quiet maison and experience the intense luxury that has traveled the globe through the distinguished reputation that all started with the creation of high-quality trunks.
To visit the gallery Vuitton :
16 Rue Louis Vuitton
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