London-Paris Summer Architecture Sketch 2012

10 students joined us in Paris!

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Students spent four weeks in London, completing one course, before moving on to the remaining four weeks in Paris to complete the second course: AH 383 Paris and its Architecture – From Monument to Urban Landscape. Two-thirds of this class is devoted to visiting the city.

Required class visits included :

  • Visits to Baths of Cluny, Ile de la Cité, Les Halles
  • Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie, Notre Dame
  • Hôtel de Sens, Hôtel Aumont, Hôtel de Beauvais, Eglise St. Paul-St. Louis, Hôtel de Sully, Place des Vosges, Le Carnavelet, Hôtel Angoulême, Hôtel Soubise
  • Le Louvre, Collège de Quatre Nations, Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome, rue Saint Honoré
  • Le Panthéon, Théâtre de l’Odéon, Ecole de Chirurgerie, Ste. Sulpice, Bibliothèque Ste. Geneviève
  • Ecole des Beaux-Arts
  • Rue de Rivoli, Palais Royal, Galerie Vivienne, Place de la Bourse, Place de l’Opéra, rue Réamur
  • 16th Arrondissement
  • Cité Jardin of Pré-Saint-Gervais, social housing around the Réservoirs de Lilas and the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge
  • Le Marais and the Plateau Beaubourg
  • ZAC of Bercy, Passarelle Simone Beauvoir and the BNF

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Optional guided visits included:

  • Walk and picnic in the Arènes de Lutèce
  • “Re-architecture” exhibit at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal
  • Medieval art at the Musée de Cluny, and the Roman Baths
  • Château of Ecouen and the National Museum Renaissance Art
  • Le Louvre: Painting during the Ancien Régime
  • The Catacombs
  • Saint-Denis Basilica and the restorations of Viollet-le-Duc
  • “Circulate: When our movements shape our cities” exhibit at the Cité de l’architecture and Patrimony
  • Discovering the Paris Métro
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