The opening of the Michel Descours gallery of paintings and drawings in December 2009 was the culmination of a passionate thirty-five-year career. With his reputation as a specialist in antique furniture and objets d’art, Michel Descours’ ambition was to create a space devoted exclusively to the very best in the field of fine arts.

In 2019, Michel Descours decided to open a new space in Paris, 10 rue de Louvois in the heart of Paris. This now where he presents new discoveries and exhibitions with still the same passion and enthousiasm together with Marianne Paunet, who studied both at the Ecole du Louvre and at the ESSEC Business School and is specialized in Old Master Drawings.

While the gallery is now considered a leading champion of the Lyon school, Michel Descours’ interests extend far beyond that, and the gallery offers both its private and institutional clients a wide selection of European paintings and drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The dynasmism of Michel Descours is evident, as he advises collectors and regularly host events, working closely with museums on exhibitions.


The LIBRAIRIE DES ARTS (Art Bookshop) in Lyon and online, led by the same passion for art, is a natural extension of the gallery.