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1913 – Galleries Lafayette Department Store, Paris

Architect: Georges Chédanne & F. Chanut



Originally there were two of these amazing spaces, but the second was removed in the 1950s. 35 metres tall, it is a riot of Art Nouveau decoration, and covered by a coloured glass ceiling, it is as ornate as the interior of the nearby Opera House.

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1659 – Hôtel Salé (Museum Picasso), Paris

Architect: Jean Bouiller de Bourges Now converted to the Picasso Museum, this former mansion was built for Pierre Albert, Seigneur...