After a visit to the medieval Château des Ducs de Savoie in Chambéry, contemporary art lovers will be pleasantly surprised to find the Galerie Ruffieux-Bril
on one of the oldest streets leading down from the castle. Art curators Jean-Loup Ruffieux and Emanuelle Bril have juxtaposed the ancient with the modern in their 14th-century gallery, showcasing artists from the region and beyond. Their temporary exhibitions often bring together two or three artists and kick off with well-attended opening events. The first temporary exhibition in 2012 showcased the works of Polish-born artist Adrianna Wojcik Muffet-Jeandat
, who, based in Megève, continues to display her portraits and landscapes here. Other names to look out for in the gallery are Rudolf Reumann, known for his engravings on plexiglass, and William Laperrière, a specialist in wood sculptures.