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My Basel top 5

Laurence Dreyfus reveals her pick of the Swiss city

Laurence Dreyfus

Laurence Dreyfus is a Paris-based art adviser who founded her consultancy, LDAC, in 2000. In 2004, she presented the collection of the German industrialist Harald Falckenberg at the Maison Rouge-Antoine de Galbert foundation in Paris. Every year since 2006 she has organised commercial contemporary art shows in Paris, called "Chambres à Part".

1) Exhibitions: Head to the “Contemporary Art Weekend” in Zürich to see exhibitions of works by Wilhelm Sasnal at Hauser & Wirth (until 27 July), Los Carpinteros (Galerie Peter Kilchmann, until 27 July) and Keiichi Tanaami (Karma International, until 13 July).  

2) Coffee: To rejuvenate the eyes, sip coffee in the gardens of the Fondation Beyeler. Then head for the exhibition of works by Maurizio Cattelan (until 6 October).

3) Museum: "Some End of things" at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (until 15 September) is a must-see. I really enjoy works by Fabian Marti, among others.

4) Food: For dinner, one of the most elegant places is Les Trois Rois hotel. The restaurant's view above the Rhine is a must-see. Another great restaurant, situated in a former printing house, is Ackermannshof (St. Johanns-Vorstadt 21). 

5) Cocktail: To finish the day in Basel, nothing seems better than a drink at the Kunsthalle, then on to a party hosted by Le Baron [a Parisian nightclub]. Their boat parties are the best.

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