A little while back, I ventured down to the 15th arrondissement, near the Gare Montparnasse, to visit one of Paris’s newest exhibit spaces and cultural centers, the Villa Vassilieff.

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This somewhat hidden though welcoming space only opened its doors in February 2016. In their own words:

Villa Vassilieff intends to recon­nect with this his­tory by inviting artists and researchers to look at past and pre­sent resources of Montparnasse from a con­tem­po­rary per­spec­tive. Through exhi­bi­tions, sem­i­nars, work­shops, pro­jec­tions and encoun­ters of all kinds, the Villa strives to shake up art’s place in society in par­tic­ular by ques­tioning the role and uses of her­itage.

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The physical space alone is worth the visit. The entrance is a great example of Paris’s many (though not always accessible to the public) cobblestoned dead-end alleyways, or villas.

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Click here to learn more about upcoming exhibits. Admission is free!

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Villa Vassilieff
Chemin de Montparnasse
21 avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
01.43.25.88.32

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 7pm (closed for a new exhibit but opening again January 14th at 2pm)

 

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