The headquarters of BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, is quite an architectural gem. Construction began on the present building in 1926, on the site of a former headquarters for the company. You can get a glimpse of the building when walking down Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th Arrondisement.

Medallions representing each of the 5 continents and a beautiful sculpture on the facade:

The entrance:

And the boardroom inside still retains the original layout.

BNP Paribas Headquarters is located at 16, Boulevard des Italiens. All photos by Michelle Young.