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The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona: a masterpiece in the making

The work of a lifetime The Sagrada Familia that has become the symbol of Barcelona is inseparable from its creator, the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). Thanks to this project, to which Gaudi devoted himself for four decades, this modest Catalan boilermaker's son became one of the w ...

27
June
2022

Naoshima: an island museum in Japan

e Benesse Art Site Naoshima was established there in the late 1980s by Benesse company president Soichiro Fukutake, with the complicity of the famous architect Tadao Ando. The architect notably designed, from 1989 to 1992, a hotel complex coupled with a museum: the Benesse House. This luxury hote ...

10
Jan
2022

The Belle-de-Mai : a cultural and arty place in Marseille

other cultural and artistic initiatives joined the Friche project. In 1995, the City of Marseille became the owner of the site and collaborated with the architect Jean Nouvel to rehabilitate the site. The existing premises were preserved and fitted out according to the architect's plans, with wo ...

28
July
2022

Roissy Charles de Gaulle, the leading French airport

atform again arouses controversy. This giant shopping mall, named 'Aéroville', is to house high-end stores and services. This project designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc should be built in 2008 for an opening in 2012. Other expansion projects are also underway. A subway in the a ...

17
Oct
2007

The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

metres on each side and 300 metres high'. The project of the contractor Gustave Eiffel, the engineers Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, and the architect Stephen Sauvestre was finally selected from 107 projects. Gustave Eiffel signed an agreement with the government on January 8, 1887. Thi ...

01
Sep
2008

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

ed in the Zainabad garden in Burhampur. Out of love for this woman, the emperor decided to build the most beautiful mausoleum: the Taj Mahal. The main architect of this project was Usad Ahmad of Lahore. The Work began in 1631 and was completed only 17 years later in 1648. The state of Uttar Pr ...

15
Dec
2008

Porto : places to visit

(Tower of the Clerics), located in the eponymous street, is the highest tower in Portugal. Built in the second half of the 18th century by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, it stands 76 meters high and has 225 steps. From the top of this granite tower, you will have a panoramic view of the city, ...

30
Mar
2009

Lux Salina: a sound and light show in Arc-et-Senans

of the history and life of the Royal Saltworks from the 18th century to the present day. This immersion in the prolific and genius thinking of its architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux includes seven 'tableaux' of real or imaginary images: prestige, work, destruction, liberation, renewal, the future an ...

04
July
2016

Tourism: 5 good reasons to go to Taiwan

he Chinese culture is mixed with various other influences, Japanese and Western in particular, so that the cities offer an amazing mix of traditional architecture and avant-garde buildings. More pleasant than mainland China in terms of traveler friendliness, infrastructure and cleanliness, this d ...

13
Mar
2019

In Paris, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens to the public

lace de la Concorde in Paris, is a neoclassical palace. It was built and fitted out between 1758 and 1774 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Louis XV's first architect. This imposing building first housed the prestigious Garde-meuble de la Couronne, an institution responsible for storing and restoring t ...

14
June
2021

Côte d'Azur: the city of Nice becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

on The inscription of the city of Nice on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a 'winter resort city of the Riviera' is a tremendous recognition for the architectural, landscape and urban heritage of the Côte d'Azur capital. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, described UNESCO's decision as a "hi ...

28
July
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

or four centuries a German principality. The city, nicknamed the City of Princes, has preserved an identity shaped by Protestant culture and a rich architectural heritage. In particular, you can admire the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, whose construction dates back to the 13th century. To ...

10
Nov
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

s in Europe. Even today, it serves as a study and research library and welcomes scholars from all over Europe. The building, renovated and expanded by architect Rudy Ricciotti, is also a true museum with a permanent and temporary exhibition hall, a shop, an auditorium, cloakrooms and a relaxation ...

02
Dec
2021

Mandelieu: a romantic destination for Valentine's Day

La Napoule. View this post on Instagram A publication shared by Mandelieu Tourism (@mandelieu_tourisme) Marie, who is an architect and landscape designer, has been leading the castle's renovation project for nearly 20 years. On his side, Henry (who is a sculptor) pop ...

08
Feb
2022

In Paris, the Cluny Museum will soon reopen its doors

setting, backed by Gallo-Roman baths, has been preserved over the course of the museum's modernizations, although a contemporary extension designed by architect Bernard Desmoulins was added in 2018. Initially conceived as a museum of national antiquities, it gradually specialized in the Middle Ag ...

24
Mar
2022

Aqua Mater: an exhibition by Sebastião Salgado at La Défense

in the La Défense business district of Paris, under a huge bamboo pavilion. This 1000 square meter pavilion was built for the occasion by Colombian architect Simon Vélèz who was inspired by the 'malocas', the large communal houses of the indigenous Amazonian tribes. Copyright: Contempl ...

19
Apr
2022

Singapore : 5 Places to Discover the City-State differently

he city's Art and Science Museum is a good representation of the madness and eccentricity of Singaporeans. Imagined and designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, it is meant to be an open lotus flower ready to receive rainwater while for many visitors it represents an open hand facing th ...

18
May
2022

The International City of Gastronomy and Wine: a must-see in Dijon

rist attraction for the city of Dijon required the renovation of 15th and 18th century buildings as well as the construction of new modern elements by architect Anthony Béchu. Copyright: City of Dijon - François Weckerle An ode to French gastronomy The Cité Internationale de la Gastron ...

06
June
2022