I was having lunch with Lynn a few weeks ago on a quiet side street in the 13th arr. near the Gare Austerlitz, a neighborhood I don’t frequent. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a majestic building across the street that had an attractive wrought iron door.
After lunch I walked over to check out the building up close. The Institut de Paleontologie Humaine/The Human Paentology Institute, founded in 1910 by Prince Albert of Monaco, is the third oldest French scientific institute after the Pasteur Institute and Paris Oceanography Institute. The building was completed in 1912 by architect Emmanuel Pontremoli, and the reliefs of man and animal are by Constant Roux are featured below.
Institut de Paleontologie Humaine
1 rue Rene Panhard, 75013
Metro: Saint Marcel
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour