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The Samaritaine: a temple of luxury in Paris

d try out items, as well as consumer credit! In 1910, they inaugurated an Art Nouveau building designed by Frantz Jourdain, which was later joined by an Art Deco building designed by Henri Sauvage in 1928. Over the following decades, the "Samar" as Parisians call it, became the go-to place to follo ...


Cartier and the Arts of Islam: a dazzling exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

eations of the famous jeweler. In particular, the influence of Islam helped bring the house of Cartier into modernity, initiating the beginnings of the Art Deco style. The style of the house of Cartier prefigured the Art Deco movement and made the house a pioneer, offering jewelry pieces whose ...


Canfranc Estación: a luxury hotel in a former train station in Spain.

ilding perched at an altitude of 1200 m has long been the second largest railway station in Europe, with its 240 m in length and its 365 windows! The Art Deco structure was intended to be a grand entrance to Spain. At its opening in 1928, this station, as large as the Saint-Lazare station in Paris, ...


In Conches-en-Ouche, the Museum of Glass dazzles visitors

ousand-year-old art of glass In its new setting, the museum offers a journey through time, from Art Nouveau glassworks to contemporary glass sculptures via Art Deco and the production of Biot's small factories! The creations of François Décorchemont are of course highlighted, including his huge ...


Alphonse Mucha: 5 things to know about his life and work

that marked the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This Art Nouveau reached its peak around 1905 before giving way to another more geometric style, Art Deco. This artistic movement, which appeared in reaction to excessive industrialization, is characterized by the use of curved lines, colors, and ...


The GR 75: 5 things to know about the Paris walking tour

. In the end, this hike is more exotic and surprising than it may seem at first glance. Along this hike, you can notably catch a glimpse of the Geode's disco ball, the Art Deco architecture of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, and the François-Mitterrand Library, which stands like an open book on the ...


Art Nouveau: 5 things to know about this artistic movement

pretext to multiply loops and sensual curves. This characteristic earned this style the nickname of "noodle style" by its detractors. In reaction, the Art Deco style that succeeded it after World War I uses straight lines and much more streamlined and angular geometric shapes. 4- He idealizes the ...