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Le retable d’Issenheim at the Unterlinden Museum & the Cigar Room at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois: Martin Guesnet’s Basel

By Whitewaller

June 14, 2016

It’s Art Basel week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events–all taking place in Basel. We are here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, the head of Artcurial Europe, Martin Guesnet.

“My favorite and ‘secret’ spot is the Cigar Room at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois—a cozy place where people relax and savor their drinks in a comfortable setting. It’s a perfect place to debrief after a day spent at the fair!”

“What I prefer on Sundays is ‘faire le marché’ at the Marché d’Aligre in Paris. I enjoy buying good products and ingredients to cook a nice diner for some friends. The Marché is like a fair, where people meet, discuss, negotiate, and taste good products. I like the atmosphere!”

“First choice you have to make is where to begin: ground floor or upstairs? Once this choice is done, relax, and take your time being curious! You can’t see it all anyway, so concentrate on what you look at.”

“After a good day, and having walked through Art Basel, I like to go to Colmar, France and contemplate Le retable d’Issenheim at the Unterlinden Museum. This amazing place, and its artworks, captivate me every time I look at it.”

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