Exhibition: Monsieur Barré

The musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris is dedicating its new exhibition to the Parisian architect Jean-Benoit-Vincent Barré. During the second half of the 18th century, he designed several hôtels particuliers and mansions in booming neighbourhoods of Paris around the Chaussée d’Antin, the boulevard des Italiens and the faubourg Poissonnière. In this retrospective entitled “Monsieur Barré, an architect and speculator in 18th century Paris”, visitors will discover thirty of the French architect’s plans and drawings and learn about the urbanism of Paris.

“Monsieur Barré, architecte et spéculateur dans le Paris des Lumières” exhibition, from March 24th to June 21st 2015.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
Free entrance.


Jean-Benoit-Vincent Barré, Elevation of the Rue d'Artois facade © Musée Carnavalet Roger-Viollet

Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris
16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
Metro: Chemin Vert (line 8) or Saint-Paul (line 1).

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