Las mejores galerías de arte en Francia

France: A Paradise for Art Lovers

France, the cradle of revolutionary art movements and home to legendary masters, is an art lover's paradise. From the bustling streets of Paris to the quieter corners of historic provinces, the country offers a rich diversity of art galleries that capture the essence of its vibrant culture.

In this article, we will explore the best art galleries in France, places where history and modernity intertwine to offer unique and inspiring experiences. Join us on this tour of the temples of art that define and celebrate French beauty and creativity.

The best art galleries in France

Art galleries in France are rich in history. They cover artistic traditions ranging from the medieval, Renaissance and Impressionist periods to the modern and contemporary.

Our list of the best art galleries in France will allow you to experience the best works by artists such as Louis Le Lain, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin and Pierre-August Renoir.

Pablo Picasso, a renowned master of 20th century art who was born in Spain but practiced his art primarily in France, is also celebrated in many galleries in France.

Take note of our list of art galleries and spend the day learning all about its history in France.

Didier Aaron

Didier Aaron has exhibited the finest works of art from the 17th and 19th centuries since 1923. In addition to its Paris location, Didier Aaron has established its presence in New York and London.

H. Aaron is the president of Didier Aaron and its creative director is B. Demarest.

Today, Didier Aaron houses the brilliant paintings of Louis-Leopold Boilly, Jean-Baptiste Mallet, Jacques Stella, Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils, Nicholas Colombel, Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Reynaud Levieux, Francois Andre Vincent and Alexandre Evariste Fragonard.

Didier Aaron and his 3 art galleries are active participants in the international art scene. The gallery is a fixture at TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York, Fine Art Paris, Salon du Dessin and Frieze Masters in London.

Address: 118, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Eric Coatalem Gallery


The Eric Coatalem Gallery first opened its doors to the public in 1986. It features the best works by prominent French artists from the 17th century to the 20th century. Since 1994, the gallery has participated in various art exhibitions such as the Biennale and Salon du Dessin in Paris and the Tefaf in Maastricht in New York.

Among the historical exhibitions housed in the gallery are those of Lubin Baugin, George-Augustus Wallis, Francois Perrier, Louise Moillon, Gustav Klimt and Hubert Robert, to name a few.

A visit to the Eric Coatalem Gallery today will leave you in awe of the following masterpieces of French fine art: Aurore Withholding Cephalus by Philippe de Champaigne, Biche on the Lookout by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, and Hercules and Athena by Lawrence of La Hyre.

Address: 93, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

G. Sarti Gallery


G. Sarti Gallery has been in the Italian fine art business for over 40 years. The gallery began in London before eventually moving to Paris in 1996, near rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

The gallery specializes in Italian paintings from the 13th to the 18th century. It should be noted that the G. Sarti Gallery is the only gallery qualified by the Conseil National des Experts Specializes (CNES) in art from the 13th to the 15th centuries. A day at G. Sarti will mean admiring the paintings of Paris Bordone, Jusepe de Ribera, Giovani Cariani, Giovani dal Ponte, Luca Signorelli, Sano di Pietro, Gherardo Starnina, Niccolo da Voltri, Horace Riminaldi, Pietro Cavaro, Onofrio Palumbo and Andrea di Nerio to name a few.

Address: 137 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Maison d'Art Gallery


Maison d'Art was founded in 1997 and, with the Pierro Corsini group, has helped the most prestigious museums in Paris and around the world acquire some of the best works of art. The curator of Maison d'Art is Marietta Vinci-Corsini.

Museums and galleries that have benefited from Maison d'Art's expertise are the L'ouvre in Paris, the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Likewise, Maison d'Art has participated in some of the most distinguished exhibitions in the world, such as TEFAF in Maastricht, the Biennales d'Antiquaires in Paris and Florence, and the World Fair of Fine Arts in Moscow.

Maison d'Art presents works from various traditions in art. Featured artists include Nicholas Baudeson, Jan Van Noordt, Pietro Rotari and Paris Bordone (Old Masters), Marc Chagall, Robert Falk, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse (Modern).

Address: The Park Palace, 27, Avenue de la Costa, Monte Carlo, France

Opera Gallery


Gilles Dyan founded the Opera Gallery in 1994. Since then, the Opera Gallery has become one of the leading international distributors of modern and contemporary art.

Over the years, the Opera Gallery has provided access to some of the best representations of modern and contemporary art by renowned figures such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jean Michel Basquiat, Jean Debuffet, Alexander Calder and Manolo Valdés.

In addition to Valdés, the gallery also supports emerging contemporary artists such as Andre Brasilier, Lita Cabellut, Andy Denzler, Joe Black, David Kim Whitaker and Mike Dargas.

Address: 356, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Applicat-Prazan


A long-time art collector, Bernard Prazan, decided to turn his passion into a business and Applicat-Prazan was born.

The year was 1989 but Prazan relocated the gallery in 1993 to its current location near the Rue de Seine on the Left Bank of Paris.

In 2004, the management of the gallery passed to Bernard's son Franck. A second location was established in 2010 at Right Bank on 14th Avenue.

The gallery is dedicated to emphasizing the works of Karel Appel, Jean-Rene Bazaine, Camille Bryen, Jean Debuffet, Zao Wou-Ki, Gerard Schneider, Georges Mathieu, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages.

Applicat-Prazan has joined the most esteemed art exhibitions such as TEFAF Maastricht, Art Basel in Hong Kong, TEFAF New York, Art Basel in Switzerland, Frieze Masters, FIAC and Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Address: 16 rue de Seine, Paris, France

Brame & Lorenceau


As its name implies, Brame & Lorenceau is the product of the merger of 2 of the most prominent galleries in 1863. The gallery moved to its current location at 68 Boulevard in 1921.

Brame & Lorenceau has established itself as one of the most respected purveyors of French fine art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Over time, the gallery also built its reputation by exhibiting the best works of masters in the styles of cubism and abstractionism.

Notable exhibitions held at the gallery include Rodin (2006), Alexander Calder (2008 and 2014), Gaston Chaissac (2011) and Olivier Debre (2013). Brame & Lorenceau also regularly participates in TEFAF Maastricht, Salon Du Dessin and La Biennale Paris.

Address: 68 Boulevard Malesherbe, Paris, France

Presidential Gallery


Galerie de la Presidence is a family art gallery founded by Francoise Chibret-Plaussu in 1971.

Nearly 30 years after the gallery first opened its doors to the public, Francoise's daughter, Florence, becomes involved in its operations. Florence remains the gallery's curator.

Galerie de la Presidence's expertise lies in the works of the Old Masters of the 20th century.

You will find the masterpieces of luminaries such as Eugene Boudin, Henri-Edmonde Cross, Jean Dubuffet, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Marcel Gromaire, Henri Matisse, Paul Signac and Geer Van Velde.

The gallery also houses the works of prominent figurative artists of the 1950s, such as Bernard Buffet, Michel de Gallard, Francis Gruber and Andre Marchand.

Galerie de la Presidence has remained actively involved in the art scene. The gallery regularly lends or organizes exhibitions in the following museums: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Museum of Montmartre, Brayer Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Museum of Impressionism and Barberini Museum in Potsdam, and the Paul Dini Museum.

Address: 90, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Fleury Gallery


Christian Fleury, a member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, established the Galerie Fleury as an exhibition hall for the best works in the traditions of modern, post-war and contemporary art.

The gallery displays the best paintings by acclaimed artists such as Marc Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, Max Ernst, Albert Gleizes, August Herbin, Karel Appel, Maurice Esteve, Sam Francis, Geer Van Velde, Hans Hartung and Maria Helena Viera Da Silva.

Gallerie Fleury actively participates in the most important exhibitions in the world of fine arts. These exhibitions include Brafa Art Fair in Brussels, La Biennale in Paris, PAD in Paris, Art Paris Art Fair, PAD in London and Feriarte.

Address: 36 ave. Matignon, Paris, France

Gallery La Forest Divonne


Galerie La Forest Divonne was founded by Marie-Hélène de la Forest Divonne in 1988. Originally, the gallery was called Galerie Vielle du Temps.

The name changed when Marie-Hélène moved the gallery to its current location on rue des Beaux Arts in 2015. Marie-Hélène opened the second gallery in Brussels in 2016, currently run by her son, Jean de Malherbe.

To date, the gallery has represented the works of the following artists: Bruno Albizatti, Gilles Altieri, Philippe Borderieux, Pierre Buraglio, Guy de Malherbe, Anna Mark, Vincent Bioules, Jerome Byron and Jeff Kowatch.

Galerie La Forest Divonne has regularly presented its collection in a series of high-profile exhibitions. These venues include Art Paris Art Fair, YIA Art Fair, London's Global Art Fair, Pampelon Art, Zurcher Fair, Salon Galerists and Volta in New York City.

Address: 12 rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

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