Monday, March 30, 2009

China in Paris


Paris doesn't have any typical chinesse quarter like the ones in New York or San Francisco. This pagoda located in the very chic and expensive 8th arrondissement near the Parc Monceau was built by a Chinesse who came to Paris in 1926. It is now home of an art gallery selling Chinesse and Far East art. It's this only Chinesse building in this area, the Paris "Chinatown" beeing in the part of 13th and the 20th arrondissements.

7 comments:

Mo said...

I thought Paris had 2 chinatown areas. The 13th and Belleville

Harriet said...

During my 2002 visit, my friend and I found this gallery by chance on our way to the Musée Jaquemart-André. I was curious about the architecture of this building in this very up-scale French neighborhood. Thank you for explaining.

Laurent said...

Yes Mo, the place I'm talking about in the 20th arrondissement is Belville.

Karen said...

I will need to add this to my list of things to see when I return to Paris.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great shot and very interesting

White Oleander said...

Very nice building.

Virginia said...

Interesting post. A friend was telling me about this building just the other day.
V