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Carré Rive Gauche
Carré Rive Gauche
Le Carré Rive Gauche, a neighbourhood rich in history
Rue des st Pères, rue de Beaune, rue du Bac, rue de l'Université, rue de Verneuil, rue de Lille, quai Voltaire
75006 - 75007 Paris FRANCE

From Georges de Cuevas to Charles Beaudelaire, from Alexandre Dumas to Amadeo Modigliani, from Alfred Jarry to Juliette Récamier, many famous personalities who have played an important part in French culture have animated the streets of the Carré Rive Gauche and its seventeenth and eighteenth-century hôtel particuliers, in what used to be Marguerite de Navarre's private gardens.

The Carré Rive Gauche is an area rich not only in works of art but also in historical places. Jean-Auguste Ingres had his studio on 17 quai Voltaire; Jacques Lacan practised psychoanalysis on 5 rue de Lille; the Younger Sons of Gascony, led by d'Artagnan lived on 17 rue du Bac; Serge Gainsbourg composed his music on 5 rue de Lille and Dominique Vivant Denon, first head of the Musée du Louvre, chose to settle in on 9 quai Voltaire. The antiquarians gradually left the right-hand bank of the Seine to come nearer this bohemian, aristocratic world where the wealth of ideas was in good harmony with all these pieces of art from all eras and specialities. The proximity with the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs created strong bonds with the antique dealers and the great French and foreign museums. The Carré Rive Gauche has thereby become their favourite supplier: a tapestry was given to the MET, archaeological pieces to the Louvre, furniture and pieces of art to the Musée d'Orsay... the valuation competence of the Carré Rive Gauche's antiquarians is nowadays a reference to the artistic world. More than ever today, curators and great collectors might be seen hunting new pieces near the Rue de l'Université or the Rue de Beaune.

Carré Rive Gauche 2017
The members of the Carré Rive Gauche will be pleased to welcome their public of art lovers and collectors in a joyful and fun atmosphere.

Jean-Louis Herlédan

President - 1831 Art Gallery - 6, rue de Lille.
Jean-Louis Herlédan was born into a family of art collectors, with a mother who was an antique dealer. After a childhood in the provinces, he settled in Paris to pursue his studies at the École Estienne. There he met his future wife, Aude, who became a painter and sculptor. They have three children together.

Their life is driven by their passion for the arts and their various collections, including eighteenth-century furniture, portraits, curiosities, tribal arts and contemporary works. It was an ancestor, also a collector, born in 1831, who inspired the name of their contemporary art gallery, the 1831 Art Gallery, located at 6 rue de Lille in the heart of the Carré Rive Gauche.

Jean-Louis Herlédan likes exchanges and lays claim to a kind of cultural eclecticism: “I am quite simply curious. I love the history behind objects and I feel that beautiful works have a soul...”

Michèle Hayem

Chief Administrative Officer - Galerie Michèle Hayem – 5 rue de Beaune.
Having been brought up in the world of the arts, Michèle Hayem’s eye and taste were honed thanks to the three generations of antique dealers who preceded her.

Michèle Hayem opened her first gallery opposite the National School of Fine Arts, where she specialised in the work of the Russian painter Oscar Rabine. In 2010, she moved into the heart of the Carré Rive Gauche, naturally opting for art furniture and ceramics.
In the works of contemporary artists, Michèle Hayem looks for a quality and spirit that will leave their mark over time.

Galerie Michèle Hayem


Anouch Kasparian

Treasurer - Galerie Marie Maxime – 18 rue des Saints-Pères.
Daughter of an antique dealer, Anouch Kasparian went into partnership with her aunt, founder of the Marie Maxime gallery.

Anouch grew up within an art-filled environment, surrounded by antique dealers. She developed a passion for the French eighteenth century, especially for precious objects of charm and virtue.

After many years spent at the Louvre des Antiquaires, the two partners moved into rue des Saints-Pères, where they sought to make their gallery the showcase of the modernity and variety of these surprising objects that were indispensable in their time, while sharing this passion with collectors, amateurs or novices.

Galerie Marie Maxime


Gaulthier Aubert

Vice-President - Galerie Gilles Linossier – 11 quai Voltaire.
Gaulthier Aubert is a native of Normandy. This young art enthusiast grew up in Rouen, a city of history and heritage. There he studied law before moving to Paris to follow studies in history of art.

He subsequently became department head of a major auction house, where he enhanced his knowledge of the art market. He organised and participated in numerous sales, covering all specialities.

With his wealth of all-round experience, he joined the Gilles Linossier gallery and specialised in eighteenth-century French furniture. Based on the quai Voltaire, opposite the Louvre, he now handles the works that created “French Taste” at the time of the Enlightenment.

Galerie Gilles Linossier