Architecture + Interiors

Vendôme Circle’s monthly events have so far been open only to members, but we are considering creating the status of ‘abonné’ or ‘subscriber.’

Tour the Hôtel Turgot, an 18th-Century Treasure

In the heart of Paris’s 7th arrondissement—a stone’s throw away from the National Assembly—lies one of the city’s unique architectural gems. The Hôtel Turgot is an exquisite 18th-century townhouse named after Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Aulne, who spent his final years there. The townhouse now serves as the offices of the Fondation Custodia.

The Grand Foyer of Palais Garnier

Which one of us has not been left awestruck as we crossed the threshold of the Grand Foyer of Palais Garnier for the first time? Vendôme Circle founder Douglas Arthur Pierce takes us on a visual tour of one of his favourite buildings in Paris. All photos shot by him on film.