AN251 Paris and its sumptuous hôtels particuliers

  • 25 Nov 2016
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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Friday, 25 November 2016

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Cost: €20

Palaces and private mansions are part of the cultural heritage of Paris. Many of them have survived throughout the Ages despite the major transformations which occurred in the capital. It has been said that 450 private mansions still exist in Paris. Some mansions have been turned into museums, others are private properties, or in French Cultural Institutions or Foreign Embassies.

We will present the historical background of these mansions built between courtyard and garden, their architectural style and internal decoration according to the period when they were built. We will illustrate our presentation with different examples reflecting their particularities.

If you are considering registering for this talk, please also see VN071 The prestigious premises of Hôtel France Ameriques and VN121 Hôtel de Lauzun: a “must-see” mansion.

Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and was involved for many years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before returning to the study of Art History. She has several years experience as a guide, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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