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Grands-Augustins attic: Picasso’s Parisian studio saved from becoming a hotel suite

Architecture & Landmarks
Picassos Attic Le Figaro

The Parisian attic in the 6th arrondissement where Picasso worked for 20 years and painted “Guernica” will be preserved due to a legal agreement reached between heirs and hotel developers.

Sales volumes of Paris property rose during 2014 but prices dipped

Market Stats

During 2014, the number of sales of apartments in period buildings in Paris increased by 2% compared to 2013, but real estate prices decreased by 2.1%. These are the conclusions of the quarterly report for the 4th quarter of 2014 issued by the notaires, officials who handle property transactions in France.

Paris’ finest palaces and mansions: the Hôtel de Soubise

Architecture & Landmarks

The Hôtel de Soubise is an elegant 18th century mansion on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the 3rd arrondissement (district). It has been the property of the French State since Napoleonic times and now houses the Musée de l’Histoire de France (Museum of French History) and part of the French National Archives.

The Picasso Museum in Marais neighborhood now set to reopen in October 2014

Architecture & Landmarks

The long-awaited reopening of the Picasso Museum is scheduled to take place on October 25th 2014, the 133rd anniversary of the Spanish-born artist’s birth. The re-launch was originally planned for June 2014. We reported on it back in April as part of our series on major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris.

The Picasso Museum in the Marais reopens in June 2014 after major makeover

Architecture & Landmarks
Picasso Museum - Paris Property Group

Art lovers will be delighted that the Picasso Museum in Paris’s Marais neighborhood is to reopen to the public in June 2014. The art gallery has been closed for five years for a major renovation and restoration program. The €52 million project will increase the museum’s size from 2,300 m2 to 3,800 m2. An additional 10 rooms will bring the total number of exhibition spaces to 34.


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