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February 18, 2010



These doors are, quite simply, amazing. How old do you think they are? Maybe Art Nouveau era?


I love the door! Rich, once you are there, cross the street, turn around the Garnier building, and you will arrive at 5, avenue Auber (the corner with rue Scribe, facing Opera). The door itself offers nothing impressive, but please pay attention to the guilded crest mounted above it. The great Paul Poiret opened his first maison de couture there in 1903.


... and answering to Diogenes: IMHO it's not from the Art Nouveau, but rather looks like belonging to the Second Empire/Haussmann years.


Thanks for the information, between the 1850s and 1870s.


Yuriy, thanks also for that info for sure those doors are from the Haussmann era and built the same time as the Opera. you are just a wealth of knowledge.Maybe you should give me a tour.

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