You think a wired city means just Apple stores and cybercafes? Think again! Here a new Paris museum, la Gaité Lyrique, has just opened: dedicated entirely to the digital. This is a legendary 1862 theatre transformed (for 83 million euros) into a Centre Pompidou for iPhone users. Among its features: art, music, games, films, talks and performances. Not to mention a library stuffed with books and magazines on fashion, style and design—in English as well as French. Also a bar in its most stunning space, where you can sip a cocktail in gilded Second Empire splendor.
La Gaîté is one of the city’s most ambitious spots and, whether you adore the digital or not, it’s one Paris museum not to miss. Thanks to eight years of careful redevelopment, la Gaîté has offerings for any age (almost half of which are completely free of charge). Its elegant foyer, once graced by Victor Hugo and Jacques Offenbach, is now the portal to a menu of modern adventures. All share a single aim: to give digital art a world-class showplace in Paris.
3 bus rue Papin, 75003