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The angels of le Marais Architecture

Tel : + 33 6 81 29 56 62 > Website Rosemary Flannery – bilingual guided visits in French and English

Why are there so many angels illustrated in Parisian architecture, from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century?  From a medieval auberge, where intricately carved musician angels play at the entrance, to cherubs atop a luxurious 18th century mansion built for a princess, to elegant Baroque spirits adorning a great architect’s townhouse, they infuse the neighborhood with grace, beauty and whimsy.  We’ll view the grandest angel in Paris, spanning a Haussmannian ‘palais collectif’, discover Belle Epoque angels bearing blasons, and learn the characteristics of artistic currents influencing French architects and ornamentalist sculptors. Trends transported from their studies in Italy were imbued with a personal  flair.  During our walk we’ll discover a 17th century residence re-designed in neoclassical style by visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux. En route, we’ll stroll through some of the prettiest gardens in Paris, newly-restored, and take a minute to view one of the oldest covered markets in France.

Please contact Rosemary Flannery to register : rosemary.flannery@orange.fr

Telephone: 06 81 29 56 62


Rosemary Flannery is author and photographer of Angels of Paris: An Architectural Tour of the History of Paris, published by The Little Bookroom NYC, and in French as Les Anges de Paris: Un voyage architectural au coeur de Paris, Editions Exergue

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