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Architecture of Paris

25 November 2009

1780 – Théâtre de l’Odeon, Paris

Architect: P.L. Moreau, M.J. Peyre & C. deWailly Designed by Pierre Louis Moreau, who was the city architect, the Théâtre de l’Odeon was begun in 1774 as a replacement for “Comédie Française”. Constructed...

25 November 2009

1826 – Exchange House, Paris

Architect: A.T. Brongniart & E. de Labarre Napoleon wanted the stock exchange to be housed to reflect “the grandeur of the capital” so a new building was started inn 1808. The site was...

25 November 2009

1836 – Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Architect: Jean François Thérèse Chalgrin 50 metres high and 45 metres wide, the Arc de Triomphe sits at the junction of twelve streets as a monument to the glory of the French Army....

25 November 2009

1840 – Place de la Bastille, Paris

Architect: Jean Antoine Alavoine Previously the site of the Bastille, the fortress built by Charles V between 1370-82. This was removed around 1789, and Napoleon commissioned a fountain for the site. This later...

25 November 2009

1850 – Ste-Genevieve Library, Paris

Architect: Henri Labrouste Designed in 1839, and opened in 1851, the library was intended to contain the treasures of a nearby cloister. Like the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin, the library has...

09 October 2014

1860 – Fontaine Saint-Michel, Paris

Architect: Gabriel Davioud The Saint Michel Fountain is located between the boulevard Saint-Michel and the Place Saint-André-des-Arts. It depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing the Devil, evoking thoughts of the battle between Good and...

14 July 2009

1860 – House of an Architect, Cite Malesherbes, Paris

Architect: M. Amoudru

25 June 2010

1863 – New Mairie, Paris

As published in The Builder, November 14 1863.

25 November 2009

1868 – Palais de Justice, Paris

Architects: Joseph L. Duc & Honoré Daumet Part of the much larger Conciergerie complex, this extension of the Palais de Justice was built between 1857-68. It faces a small tree filled square –...