PARIS - Each autumn, the contemporary art scene comes to life in Paris, as FIAC brings together the work of thousands of artists from around the world. Sotheby’s Stefano Moreni presents an insider’s guide to what to see and do while you’re in town.

Photograph courtesy Giuseppe Penone-photo tadzio.

Giuseppe Penone
Arbre foudroyé

Penone Versailles  

The Palace of Versailles is host to the Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone’s sculptures, which
are displayed both inside the palace and outside in the formal French gardens.

Photograph courtesy Galerie Loevenbruck.

Morgane Tschiember


YIA Art Fair  

Celebrating its third birthday, YIA (Young International Artists), founded by Romain Tichit, takes place in four locations including the Bastille Design Centre, exhibiting exciting works from emerging artists.


Copright Velvet Gallery.

Ferdinand G. Ris & Herbert Rosenthal Selldorf

Design Elysées

The Design Elysées showroom takes place along the Grand Palais, and this year focuses on 20th century furniture and objects, while Art Elysées is the ideal place for new collectors to gain their bearings in this thriving market.

Copyright Liudmila & Nelson.

Liudmila & Nelson
Absolut Revolution: La Isla, from the series Absolut Revolution


Held on the banks of the Seine, just 50 metres from the Grand Palais, this art fair represents emerging contemporary artists from across Europe.

Le Royal Monceau
Raffles Paris

Le Royal Monceau, only steps away from the Champs-Elysées, has a contemporary bookstore, gallery and works from the collection exhibited throughout its hotel and suites. They will even provide you with Paris’ only Art Concierge, to advise you on current art news.