Imagine Paris and no doubt, your mind will instantly fill with sun-dappled images of Haussmann buildings and old-fashioned romance. But in truth, modern-day Paris offers much more than just vintage glamour. This is a city boasting an incomparable sense of old meeting new, offering some of the most stylishly modern architecture around. So without further ado, we take a look at some of the most intriguing and unusual buildings you’ll find in the City of Love.
1. Ministère de la culture et de la communication
When the Ministry of Culture and Communication relocated their offices to two adjoining buildings near the Louvre in 2006, they faced one problem: the first building was a classic Parisian beauty built in 1919, whilst the second was a simple office block dating back to 1960. Tasked with creating a concept to combine the two in a way that would place equal importance on both, top architect Francis Soler wrapped both buildings in one unifying façade: a stylish metal lattice. Striking yet unobtrusive, the façade cleverly unites the two offices in the most simple of ways.