Castel Béranger

16e arrondissement
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Castel Béranger
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Castel Beranger
Guimard's masterpiece of 1895-98 epitomises art nouveau in Paris. From outside you can see his love of brick and wrought iron, asymmetry and renunciation of harsh angles not found in nature. Green seahorses climb the façade, and the faces on the balconies are thought to be self-portraits, inspired by Japanese figures, to ward off evil spirits.

By: Anna Moreau


Venue name: Castel Béranger
Address: 14 rue Jean de La Fontaine

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