L’Anis Gras, a curious name for a unique place !


A curious name for a typical drink


During the late 19th century, L’Anis Gras was a distillery which made anis liqueur. This beautiful factory has been transformed in 2005 in a unique cultural area.

If you are looking for something different, far away from white galleries and disembodied art, rush over this unique and singular place in Arcueil! This art center, is an experimental theater and an artist’s residence at the same time. L’Anis Gras is an off-beat place where art flirts with humour, underground and poetry!

ANIS GRAS le lieu de l’autre – 55, avenue Laplace – 94110 Arcueil.

Chicago’s architecture for an art center in Ivry

La Manufacture des Oeillets

This glass, steel and red brick building was built in 1913 on the American model of the Daylight Factory. Severe and bold, with these four levels with large windows, this industrial building reflects new modernists ambitions: a more international construction, clear and modern forms evocative of the Chicago School and the Bauhaus.


One of the first contemporary art center created in Val-de-Marne, le Credac, was moved in 2011 to this place. This is a good opportunity to meet the artists who are living in residence, see their works and discuss with them. The brunch and tea are usually offered for this occasion! credac3credac 2




Centre d’art contemporain – Le Credac- Ivry, Manufacture des Oeillet, 25 -29 rue Raspail, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine.


Our top 3 galleries in Val-de-Marne

1. Galerie Municipale Jean-Collet
As Vitry-sur-Seine is one of the biggest defenders of  Public Art and the first city along with Grenoble which respects the French law “1% of Art”: 1 % of the sums dedicated by the State for every public construction like schools or hospitals  will have to finance the realization of a contemporary work of art joined to the architectural project .
With the numerous contemporary artworks hidden in the streets of the city, Vitry has a most beautiful art gallery. This spacious and lively art center is a real showcase for new scene artists, and organises many exhibitions, shows, and events which bring life to the recent French art scene.
 59, av. Guy-Môquet
94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
2.Galerie Municipale Julio Gonzalez
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Forget all bad versions of Les Nymphéas from Monet , or silk-painting  exhibitions you might have seen in  municipal museums! Located in Arcueil, this gallery proposes a high level of contemporary art, and a lot of events like the national prize “Prix Antoine Marin ”

10 avenue Paul Doumer
94110 Arcueil

3. The Art House Bernard Anthonioz in Nogent-sur-Marne

nogentWelcome to Bernard Anthonioz House, a prestigious gateway between Past and Present.  Our last crush is more than a traditional gallery, where the location also worth the detour. This unique art center is specialized in graphic and photographic art (the exhibitions are often coproductions with big institutions like Le Musée du Jeu De Paume in Paris). Nestled in a XVII th century castle, this gallery converses with the outside, a beautiful English-style park, where you can have walk after your visit!

16 Rue Charles VII
94130 Nogent-sur-Marne.

Le Générateur, an experience “on the edge”


Le Générateur was recently created, in 2006. It is an old beautiful Art Deco cinema transformed into a place dedicated to contemporary art and specialized in dance and experimental performances. Situated in the south suburb of Paris close to Gentilly, le Générateur is the place to be if you want to meet the underground new scene.

Rome Performance et Juliette, FRAQ 2013.

Rome Performance et Juliette, FRAQ 2013.

Le Générateur, offers an unexpected and experimental trip and where dance meets digital arts and poetry.

Le Générateur is a space which is  hybrid and interstitial… such as life can be maintained and developed here, in this new creative district on the outskirts of Paris called «le périph’ ».

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_J5BsJrW1I]

16, rue Charles Frérot 94250 GENTILLY


Our favorite places

Here are our favorite art places dedicated to contemporary art in Val de Marne !

  1. The Mac/Val in Vitry sur Seine

Musée Mac/Val

Why do we love Mac/Val ? 

  • This is the most important place for contemporary art in Val de Marne
  •  It is the first museum strictly dedicated to French contemporain artists since the1950’s
  • The the building (13 000m2) was designed by architects Jacques Ripault and Denise Duhart
  • The garden (10 000m2) designed by Michel Germa, composed with sculptures and artists’ works

2. The Crédac in Ivry sur Seine


Why do we love Crédac ?

  • It is located in the old factory of the Oeillets
  • It organizes a lot of different exhibitions from French or foreign artists