Maison de l’Amérique Latine (The House of Latin America) is one of the most interesting cultural centers of Paris. It was founded in 1946 on the initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it’s meant for cultural, economic and diplomatic exchanges between France and Latin American countries.

Maison de l’Amérique Latine occupies two classic Parisian mansions located in the 7th arrondissement: Hôtel de Varengeville built in 1704 by the architect Jacques Gabriel V and Hôtel Amelot de Gournay built in 1712 by the architect Germain Boffrand.

Maison de l’Amérique Latine

First of all, Maison de l’Amérique Latine is place of receptions and meetings for the Latin American diplomatic community in Paris. Despite this fact, this place stays open for everyone and you can have a sneaky walk down colorful carpets of its long corridors. Maison de l’Amérique Latine holds several exhibitions each year as well as numerous cultural events in areas of arts, literature, politics, philosophy and music. Debates about current events, conferences, exhibitions, literary prizes (Roger Caillois, Carbet, Edouard Glissant) and spectacles are also organized within the precincts of Maison de l’Amérique Latine.

You can also visit the Maison’s restaurant or hop to their bar for a cup of café crème or a Margarita.

Maison de l'Amérique Latine

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The upcoming exhibition:

HIDDEN FACES: CHILEAN PHOTOGRAPHY 1980-2015 (FACES CACHÉES: PHOTOGRAPHIE CHILIENNE 1980-2015)
12 February 2016 – 30 April 2016Maison de l'Amérique LatineThe exhibition brings together three generations of Chilean photographers, represented by Zaida Gonzalez, Alejandro Hoppe, Alvaro Hoppe, Luis Navarro, Claudio Pérez and Leonora Vicuña.

You can see musical, literature and scientific events of Maison de l’Amérique Latine here.

Official website: Maison de l’Amérique Latine
Address: 217 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Fr: 10 am – 8 pm; Sat: 2 pm – 6 pm

Pictures 1, 3 and 5 are taken from the official site of Maison de l’Amérique Latine.

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