I'm hoping to come back from my 6-day stay in Paris in May with a small 'special' little painting to hang on my wall. I'll be travelling with my husband and two boys (aged 7 and 3), which will make any serious attempt at poring over art for hours impossible. I'm not even going to try it.
My budget is very limited about Euro 100-150, and I'd buy only if the work really appeals to me.
Based on the threads I've been reading, I've made some sense of the different kinds of art scenes. But still need to be pointed in the right direction.
I'm not looking for typical landscapes, sketches, portraits. So even though I'd walk through Place du Tertre for the vibe. I doubt I'd find what I'm looking for there. I'd probably shop at the stalls near the Notre Dame for trinket gifts not for paintings.
One TA member has recommeded, Rue des Beaux-Arts. I could go there when we spend time in St Germain, but I'm getting the sense that it may be beyond my budget.
I followed another recommended link about an artist Linda McCluskey, simply loved her work. But it's way beyond my budget.
The links to the galleries in Place des Vosges were interesting. But am I right in assuming, they are much more expensive.
I think Metromole and Phread have suggested the Saturday Art Market at Bastille. We'll be around there on the Hop On Hop Off that day. Could someone please let me know whether I might find something there in my budget - an interesting painting which doesn't have to be too touristy but will at least remind me of Paris.
Which of these places is the best place to browse. I can't do more than one, with the kids in tow.