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Exclusive Book Launch: 111 Museums in Paris

Friday 26th January 2024 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Join us for an exclusive book launch with Anne Carminati, a native Parisian, and James Wesolowski​, an American francophile who lives between Paris and New York. Both will be visiting directly from France to present their newly published insider guide about iconic and unusual museums à ne pas manquer in the City of Light. The conversation will be moderated by Karen Seiger, editor-in-chief for North America of the 111 Places guidebook series.

Event Format

Event starts at 7:00 PM. A conversation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and a light reception with wine. Guides will be available for sale during the event. You can pre-order yours here.

Entrance Policy

Please be sure to show proof of COVID vaccination upon entry.

About the guide

111 Museums in Paris That You Shouldn't Miss is part of the illustrated 111 Places guidebook series that reveals cities, regions, countries, and specialty themes from a wonderfully different and personal perspective. Go off the beaten path to find the hidden places, museums, stories, shops, and neighborhoods that unlock a destination’s true character, history, and flavor. The series is published by Emons Publishing in Cologne, Germany, with offices in New York and Rome.

Paris is known as the City of Lights, but it is really the City of Museums. Explore iconic centers of fine art with fresh eyes and dig deeper to uncover a world of museums dedicated to art and artists, science and industry, literature and film and curiosities both unusual and fascinating. This guide highlights destinations, both well-known and obscure, where you will discover new treasures throughout this magnificent city.

About the speakers

Anne Carminati, co-author

Above all else, Anne Carminati is a free spirit. Free of boundaries and bias, eager to listen, to discover, and to create. A native Parisian, Anne’s greatest passions are art and design. She attended art schools in both Paris and New York. Now, she works as an interior designer for Maison Anne Carminati based in Paris and New York, recently launching a new high-end home accessories website. Anne’s taste combines a love of historic traditions and cultures with emerging art trends to bring energy, creativity, and new perspectives.

James Wesolowski​, photographer, co-author

James Wesolowski fell in love with Paris when he first visited as a teenager. James later lived and worked in the US, Africa, and Latin America, and he founded a tech consultancy based in New York. Today, James lives between Paris and New York, where he pursues his passions for museums, photography, French wine and cuisine, and long-distance running. His fantasy is to study art restoration and work on the paintings in one of Paris’ many small churches.

Karen Seiger, moderator

Karen Seiger is editor-in-chief for North America of the 111 Places guidebook series. She has had the pleasure of producing almost 50 books in the series for cities across the United States and Canada, as well as some special books, including 111 Museums in Paris, 111 Museums in New York, and 111 Dark Places in England. She has lived, worked, and studied in many countries across Latin America, Africa, and Europe, and she is fluent in six languages. She's not sure how she finished them, but she has medals for completing four marathons.

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