Gourmet Fair

Meanderings in the Marais

A harp concert at the Bibliothèque Marguerite Audoux. Photo courtesy Les Traversées du Marais. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — It is one of the historic hearts of Paris, filled with distinguished manor houses, mainstream and offbeat museums, art galleries and cultural institutions. The Marais, practically in the center of town, brings its cultural history to life from September 2nd until the 4th when art and culture become even more dynamic as the 8th Les Traversées du Marais festival kicks off. Literally meaning, traversing the Marais, some 28 museums, art centers, foundations, libraries and institutions are opening up their doors, free of charge, to the public. And for the first time this year, all of the neighborhood’s art galleries and institutions devoted to dance are opening up their doors as well for the entire weekend. The festival is organized by the network Marais Culture +. Highlights include cultural jogging, outdoor cinema in a garden and choreography workshops.

Art exhibition at the Galerie Charlot, pictured here Burning Future by Louis-Paul Caron. Photo courtesy Les Traversées du Marais. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile the National Picasso-Paris Museum is offering guided visits,.There will be a demonstration of Foucault’s pendulum at the Musée des arts et métiers. The Bibliothèque Marguerite Audoux will be offering a harp recital, the Mexican Cultural Institute will be giving performances of urban music and the Musée Cognacq-Jay is organizing a guided tour of the manor houses, gardens, centers of worship and secret corners of the Marais, which is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris.
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