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FIAC 2017 opens this week (October 19-22), and we’re sharing insider tips on where to eat, sip, see art, have fun, and relax during the festive week from Jérôme Neutres, Curator and Director of Strategy at the Réunion des Musées Nationaux–Grand Palais; President of the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. For more on this year’s edition of FIAC and the surrounding fairs, exhibitions, events, and happenings, check out Whitewaller London & Paris 2017, out now in Paris.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
At Yard restaurant, I like to eat a refined cuisine served in a cool way like tapas, along with interesting natural wines. As I like contrasts in art and life, I also enjoy having a cocktail at the most luxurious bar of the Hotel Meurice or on the Park Hyatt Vendôme private terrace.
WHERE TO SEE ART
When not in the Grand Palais or the Musée du Luxembourg, I like to visit the shows of the Maison Européenne de la photographie on rue de Fourcy, always a source of discovery, or to experience the fantastic 18th-century decor of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
I sometime take a walk in the very peaceful and green Père Lachaise cemetery, and say hi to the best cast of art celebrities buried there, like Apollinaire, Paul Éluard, Proust, Oscar Wilde, Pissaro, Modigliani, Arman, Chopin, Maria Callas, and Jim Morrison.