The 15th arrondissement of Paris, adored by artists and architects throughout the 20th century but little frequented by tourists, offers a fascinating insight into Paris and its history. Take a break at the Hotel Eiffel Blomet on the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) to discover more.
The arrondissement of artists
On September 17th and 18th, the 39th edition of the Journées du Patrimoine will take place. As happens every year, an intriguing selection of locations that are usually closed to the public will open their doors. This will certainly be the case in the neighbourhood of the Hotel Eiffel Blomet. Encounter the work of the artist Guillaume Bottazzi, whose canvas is the hall of a building on the Avenue de Lowendal. You can also admire the monumental stained-glass windows and the compositions of Louis Barillet, master glassmaker and mosaicist, in his former workshop in a building designed by the influential French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens.
The 15th is a treasure trove of contemporary architecture
With its Art Deco style, the Hotel Eiffel Blomet is a fine example of the neighbourhood’s architecture. Not far away, you can discover the Church of Saint-Christophe de Javel, a unique example of construction using prefabricated elements of moulded reinforced cement. It houses works by artists from the 20s and 30s.
Architecture, works usually off limits to the public, and artists' ateliers await you during the Journées du Patrimoine. And for a fun time with the family, check out the Bormann Circus and its new show!
Hotel Eiffel Blomet, a 4-star hotel in the heart of the 15th arrondissement