Monday, September 12, 2011

Paris Rouge LXIII -Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine


Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimone is what I think might just be Paris' best kept secret. Rarely do I find anyone who has visited, but I was awestruck the first time I stepped inside. It's the world's largest architecture museum. Located at Trocadero Palace et  de Chaillot, overlooking la Tour, it is not to be missed. Oh and have your coffee on the terrace. You get the same commanding view of la Tour for a fraction of the price.  You'll thank me for that!

19 comments:

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

Absolument magnifique! Merci pour le partage de chaque post ..... est un véritable chef-d'œuvre! Passez une bonne journée! ~ Alice

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Splendide, Virginia. I will make sure to go next time I am in Paris. When we go to the Trocadero, my son loves going to the wonderful Musée de la Marine. Now we can each see one place we enjoy! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Suzi said...

I have had coffee - or champagne on the terrace but I haven't ventured inside this lovely place.
BTW I love the photo of your header of the Balls! Do you know I searched all over Paris for these. My husband took a photo of them on his first visit to Paris when he was 21 and I have been looking for them ever since, they were a mystery.
x

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've never heard of this place, alors, it must be a well kept secret! The detail you've captured is gorgeous

this is Belgium said...

I agree... great museum and I find the terrace above one of my superveryfavorite places ever not only for the coffee, but mostly for the view ! what a photo op place !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh! That is beautiful, Anita

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love this museum and no small part of those feelings are the walls of rouge and the stunning view of la Tour from the premier étage windows. It was almost empty the day Marie and I were there in April, with several small groups of school children.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a place to definitely add to my "must see" list for our next visit to Paris! Ah, la vie 'a Paris!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing image Virginia, the ceilings must be so high, the lady walking in looks tiny in comparison. I can't wait for my next visit to Paris!

Virginia said...

Suzi, the Pol Bury Balls are at the Palais Royal next to the striped Buren columns. They are alas, under some reno work now so this past trip of yours would not have been a good time to photograph. I had to wait three years to see the Buren columns without the wall around them!

Fábio Martins said...

Fantastic light and so good quality! Good job darling

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Bonjour Virginia-- Second message. Just wanted to let you know I mentioned your blog and beautiful photography in today's post ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Jack said...

What a place, Virginia. It goes on the list for my next Paris visit.

Starman said...

We never did get inside. I suppose, in the unlikely event we return to Europe, we'll have to wait three years.

Paris Paul said...

Oh wow! What a great angle for this shot. Bravo, V!

Alexa said...

Trust me—it's at the tippy-top of my Paris to-do list! Can't imagine why I've never been here. (Well, I can—so little time, so much to see.) Yet another reason to retire here, eh?

Witness said...

so beautiful!

Malyss said...

I already visited it, but next time, 'll have a coffee thinking of you!
(You forgot the "i" in patrimoine)

The Armchair Parisian said...

Hi Virginia! Thanks for this marvelous tip. I love the idea, look and location of this musee and plan to visit in early DECEMBER! Yay! (desperately need more blog photos!) Was wondering if you could reply via email and tell me how long you spent at this musee. Just trying to get a handle on the day's plan. Merci!