59 Rivoli is a former artistic squat, but today it is a legitimate, official place of creation that is open to the public. In 1989, this building, located in the very heart of Paris, was abandoned by the bank and the State which owned it. In 1999, three artists decided to move in, clean and settle in this place to live and create. They opened the place every afternoon to the public to show them their work. But in 2000, the French State sued the artists and they were condemned to be evicted. The situation got a lot of press, and many people showed support for the artists. Eventually, in 2001, the city of Paris bought the building and refurbished it, and the squat was saved! Today, 40,000 people visit the 59 rue de Rivoli every year. 31 artists work and exhibit their art.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Sunday from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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- Nearest Train: Châtelet