Carré Rive Gauche –Antique dealers and art galleries association since 1977
Rue du Bac, rue de Beaune, rue de Lille, rue Montalembert, rue des Saints-Pères, rue de l’Université, rue de Verneuil, quai Voltaire. Paris VII et VI.
Métro : Rue du Bac (Ligne 12) / Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Ligne 4)
Parking : Bac Montalembert (Accès par l’angle rue du Bac et rue Montalembert) / Saint-Germain (Accès face au 169 boulevard Saint-Germain) / Louvre (Accès par le tunnel des Tuileries)
There are some places so steeped in history and beauty that they simply cannot go unnoticed, and Carré Rive Gauche, at the strategic heart of the 7th arrondissement, is one such place. The generations of antique dealers and gallery owners who have chosen to set up shop there are proof of its allure. Each and every one of them, in their own way, have showered their love on this part of town, adding to its shine along the way. Carré Rive Gauche today represents art in all its diversity, offering its visitors a voyage through 7 000 years of art history.
The association was founded in 1977 by several like-minded and passionate art dealers, paying tribute to the soul of the neighbourhood and its illustrious denizens. Juliette Récamier, Charles Baudelaire, Amedeo Modigliani, Alexandre Dumas, Jean-Auguste Ingres, Max Ernst, Jacques Lacan and Serge Gainsbourg have left their mark there, giving Carré Rive Gauche such an uncommon aura.
Forty years later, Carré Rive Gauche has lost none of the ardour and charm of its youth. Every year during its much-awaited spring event, members and supporters of the association gather to promote a theme showcasing objects of endless bedazzlement during the occasion. The association’s dynamism and openness have driven it to keep reinventing itself by organising original events and entering new partnerships. In line with this approach, the Carré Rive Gauche endowment fund was created, aiming to promote the arts and its related professions, and contribute to the conservation of heritage in collaboration with the most distinguished museums.
Staying true to its values and traditions, Carré Rive Gauche never ceases to amaze while it continues to take new chances by offering an exceptional panoramic view of decorative arts.