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Discovering Art Nouveau architecture
(and more!) in Paris
28th August 2017

Paris is known for having beautifully preserved architecture, with superb stone monuments and wide boulevards. Paris is also one of...

Viollet-le-Duc / Schuiten and Peeters exhibitions
at the Cité de l’Architecture until 9th March 2015
5th December 2014

Two great-looking exhibitions have just started at the Paris architecture museum, la Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine. Viollet-le-Duc, the visions...

A walk to see art deco architecture (and more!)
in Boulogne-Billancourt
30th January 2014

With art deco interior design decided for our new hotel, it's only normal that we be interested in all things...

We visit the new National Archives building
18th February 2013

Situated at Pierrefitte in the suburbs of Paris (the métro leaves you 2 minutes away), the new Archives Nationales building...

Exhibition Labrouste – light in structure at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine until 7th January 2013
8th November 2012

Less well known than Baltard or Haussmann, Henri Labrouste nevertheless left behind him some amazing buildings, most importantly the Sainte-Geneviève...

Exhibition Victor Baltard (1805-1874).
Iron and Paintbrush
at the Musée d’Orsay
from 16th October 2012 – 13th January 2013
12th October 2012

Best known for the much regretted iron and glass buildings of Les Halles that were ripped down in the 1970s,...

European Heritage Days in Paris
15th & 16th September 2012
22nd August 2012

Gosh! How can we explain how much we love this event? It's a once-yearly chance to see places that are...

An architectural walk in the 16th arrondissement
27th June 2012

OK, we admit it - you don't often see us in the 16th arrondissement, perhaps because it's very residential and...

PHPA and Art Paris at the Grand Palais – while preparations continue, we visit some of the building’s secret areas
27th March 2012

Our stand is coming along well, so during a break we decided to go off exploring. The secret staircase was...

Robert Doisneau and the passages of Paris, an exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris from 12th December 2009 – 15th January 2010
11th December 2009

Photographer Robert Doisneau loved Paris' covered passages, saying "Have you ever been seen the covered passages in December? There's a...