Although it has retained its name, the Biennale has been an annual event since 2017. That’s great because it means that we can now enjoy the richness and variety of this prestigious art and antiques fair every September. We at the Compagnie Hotelière de Bagatelle give it our highest recommendation.
The Biennale at the Grand Palais; all the forms of art through the years
Organised by the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, the Biennale is a showcase for the current art and antiques market. Furniture, paintings, jewellery, ethnic art, engravings, photographs and more; six millennia of artistic achievement and fine craftsmanship can be found beneath the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais, the perfect showcase for this international event. Although the Biennale is geared towards professionals and collectors, neophytes, browsers and casual buyers are also made welcome and can enjoy the fabulous artefacts and collections on display.
What happens at the Biennale?
Each year, a country or region is honoured at the Biennale. In 2019 it’s the turn of the Kingdom of Bahrain to be in the spotlight. The Bahraini pavilion will host sublime exhibitions of arts and crafts, old and beautiful objects as well as contemporary creations. The Biennale is also hosting a gala dinner to support ALIPH, an association engaged in supporting the rehabilitation of the Mosul Museum in Iraq. Finally, if you’re worried about feeling a little lost among the exhibition pavilions, guided tours are provided to ensure you miss none of the fair. Why not book your admission to the Biennale, which runs from September 13th to 17th, at the same time as you reserve your room in one of the hotels of the Compagnie Hotelière de Bagatelle?
The Biennale Paris is undoubtedly a Parisian highlight. It shows the special place Paris has in the ancient and contemporary art scene. Ask our teams for advice; we will be happy to help you arrange your visit!
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