Monumental Journeys: Paris

Paris, Versailles

The Church of Saint-Eustache in the middle of Paris' 1st Arrondissement, near the market of Les Halles. Photo credit: Louis Robiche/Paroisse Saint-Eustache.

Monumental Journeys: Paris celebrated the recently completed restoration and reassembly of the Chancellerie d’Orléans, a famous eighteenth-century Rococo hotel particulier. In addition to exploring other related interiors from the same period, travelers participated in tours of past and current WMF projects in Paris (Church of Saint-Eustache and Hôtel des Invalides) as well as at Versailles (Potager du Roi, the Queen’s Theater, Belvedere).

Highlights included:

  • Visit to UNESCO headquarters and panel discussion with Ernesto Ottone-Ramirez, Assistant Director-General for Culture and Lazare Eloundou, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Exclusive tour of Banque de France headquarters at Hôtel de Toulouse and meeting with François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France
  • Rooftop reception at Galerie Kugel and preview of Givenchy collection exhibition.
  • Special access to the Manufacture des Gobelins and Palais Garnier
  • Private organ concert at the Church of Saint-Eustache

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