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This directory lists galleries showing contemporary art in France, Belgium et Switzerland, and gives you all the practical information you need to visit them.

To help you make your first searches, here are a few examples of the search options available to you.

Geographical search

Select the country

We offer you a list of the French-speaking countries in which we have registered contemporary art galleries. If you want to know about all the galleries throughout that country, click on the name of the country. By clicking on the name of a gallery, you will access directly to its presentation file.

Multiple criteria search

Select the country and eventually the city

If the list of cities is  long, you may access them directly  through the pop up menu . For France, you are offered the option of an alphabetical search of the cities.  By clicking on a letter, you will get cities starting with that letter, and  see all their galleries.

Select the speciality

To select the speciality that interests you – from graphic art to installations – a pop up menu gives you the galleries’ fields of activity.  Choose a speciality to get all the galleries connected with the speciality selected.

Warning ! Many galleries offer works based on a variety of themes. So the same gallery may appear on several lists of answers based on specialities. Conversely, if you don’t change the "All specialities" field, you will be given all galleries.

Direct search by name

If you know the name of the gallery, you can fill in the blank “name” field and click on OK, to access the information, without bringing the other search criteria into play.

You can enter the full or abbreviated name – in capital or small letters, with or without accents - or 3 letters from one of the key words in it.

Examples : galerie Emmanuel Perrotin - Emmanuel Perrotin - perrotin - PER - per

If you have entered only the first 3 letters of a word, you will be given all the galleries with names including that group of 3 letters.

You can make your search more specific at will by combining the various selection criteria.

Examples : Country + Speciality - Country + City + Speciality – All countries + Name or 3 letters from the title - etc.

Links with the Artists Dictionnary

For each gallery, we give you a list of the artists they represent. Living contemporary artists (whose name appears in green) are included in the Dictionnary.

If you click on their name, a direct link opens their notice in the Dictionnary, enabling you to find other places where their works can be seen.

For non living contemporary artists (appearing in black) you can get the same information by entering their name in the quick search on databases.

NB - In our answers we will give you the name of galleries using the original spelling and accents as far as possible. But the search engine deals with accented letters on its own. You can omit cedillas and other accents.