Discovered by chance: the Galerie Nesle, situated in a quiet street in the much visited area of Saint Germain. My friends helped me discover a street I had never been to and then we stumbled upon the pretty, garden-like entrance that made us want to discover this art gallery.
Its entrance, a tiny little garden that leads to the entrance of this 17th century building, already take you on a kind of voyage out of Paris, but the ongoing exhibition made me travel even further: to western China to be precise. I never knew about the wild beauty of this area on earth.
Most of Galerie Nesle’s exhibitions are related in some way to Asia, so if this is a continent of your interest do check the ongoing exhibition.
In the same building there is a theater, logically called the Théâtre de Nesle, which shows a variety of pieces but mostly classic – think Molière rather than Chinese theatre! It has to be said that the shows are in French and I have yet to go see one. But I will take the occasion when a new exhibition is launched!
A last remark: the thick walls make this is an ideal place to hide from the summer heat!