If you’re an art lover, you might have heard about the impoverished little galleries around the rue Laffitte in Paris a century ago, where Cezannes and Renoirs could be had for a pittance. Today, the world is different: galleries like that are scattered around Europe. One of the most imaginative and exciting in this region is the Dubrovnik Contemporary Gallery. It’s a pleasant 15-minute stroll overlooking the beach from just about anywhere in Dubrovnik. It's owners warn that visitors may be awestruck, morally offended, or (most likely) enchanted, but certainly, you won’t be bored. This is an artist-centred spot, so don’t be surprised if you’re invited to sit down and chat over coffee with gallery proprietor Selma Hafizovic, a Croatian-American whose paintings have won acclaim in London and New York, or an avant-garde artist from Tallinn or Berlin who exhibits at the gallery and is passing through town.