Strolling Paris’ boulevards and streets is part of the city’s mythology. The French word for stroller “flaneur” is colored with literary associations suggesting a man of leisure, urban explorer and connoisseur of the street… a philosophy and way of life.
Indeed one of the pleasures of living in Paris is strolling its streets and discovering hidden treasures. What makes Paris one of the most beautiful cities of the world are the city’s remarkable building facades. Now a new illustrated guide (in French) “Paris 100 Facades Remarquables” by Claude Mignot is a stroller’s guide to discovering some of the city’s most amazing architecture.
From the Pavillion du Roi Henri IV (1605) in the Marais to Lavirotte’s ceramic decorations at 29, ave. Rapp in the 7th district to Christian de Portzamparc Renaissance Hotel and its undulating glass windows just off the Champs-Elysees this guide is essential reading for the peripatetic Paris rambler.
Paris 100 Facades Remarquables, Claude Mignot, Parigramme 18,90E