For years, Paris has been a haven for ART DECO aficionados from around the world. Being the cradle of Art Deco artistic movement, Paris is buzzing with spots from the Roaring Twenties. Among which we have chosen the three sites you have to visit if you are a real Art Deco passionate.
Let’s keep it simple, What is Art Deco? I’m pretty sure many among you are a bit confused between Art Deco and Art Nouveau. In fact, Art deco which appeared before World War I in France, was the first truly architectural-decoration style that started in Paris and invaded the five continents later on.
This artistic movement took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels modernes held in Paris in 1925. It is the art of geometry, order, symmetry, sobriety. It is as well the art of angles, canted corners, circles and octagons, which in painting, found its echo in Cubism.
So, if you are really interested in architecture, there’s no way you leave Paris without visiting these three sites which perfectly epitomize Art Deco.
Grand Rex Cinema
The Grand Rex, or also known as the legendary cinema of France. Built in the inter-war period, Grand Rex has been the largest cinema in all Europe with 2800 places capacity and a 300 m² screen.
Till nowadays, Grand Rex attracts a million spectators annually who come not only to attend movies but also to admire the beauty of its architecture. It is a show in itself.
Grand Rex is an Art Deco landmark with its tower and façade ornated in neon signs simulating digital advertising screen in Times Square. The interior is breathtaking as well. The main auditorium boasts a starred ceiling and w fairytale decoration on both sides of the screen.
Les années folles was an époque of building astounding movie palaces. Since the time of its construction, Cinema Luxor has fascinated the general public. It is a luxury theater built in a very unique Egyptian inspired Art Deco style.
Cinema Luxor was completely renovated and re-opened in 2013. However, it kept its magic. The façade is breathtaking with its intricate mosaics and shimmering stained glass.
The interior is splendily decorated with an impressive skylight in the Art Deco style, gold walls and the stunning painted relief spanning the whole room.
You want to travel in time?
You like Art Deco architecture and decoration and the jazz music age?
You like to dine well?
So, here’s the place without any hesitation. Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit stands as a worldwide epicenter of the Belle Epoque. This brasserie, located in the 8th arrondissement, boasts a vey unqie Parisan Art Deco style. It features a mythical atmosphere with its huge lamps, wall panelings, wood staircases…
Le Boeuf sur le Toit will amaze you as much by its delicate and refined cuisine as well as its at a time modern and traditional.
So, here’s the place without any hesitation. <em><strong>Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit </strong></em>stands as a worldwide epicenter of<em> the Belle Epoque<strong>. </strong></em>This brasserie, located in the 8th arrondissement, boasts a vey unqie Parisan Art Deco style. It features a mythical atmosphere with its huge lamps, wall panelings, wood staircases…
No wonder it has been for years THE meeting place of famous people in various fields: literature, cinema, fashion…
It’s up to you now to be THE STAR at the heart of the Champs Elysees! 😀