Postman's Park is best known for its loggia of tiled memorials to heroic self-sacrifice, proposed by George Frederick Watts.
The Palais de la Porte Dorée was intended as a lasting memento to the 1931 Colonial Exposition, covered with paintings and sculpture promoting French Empire.
Paris has some beautiful period rooms in museums, offering visitors gates to the past, connections to famous figures & thoughts on how to engage with places.
The Musée d'Ennery, almost unchanged since the nineteenth century, houses an interesting collection of Asian art in a second empire hôtel particulier.
La Pagode Cinema is a small but majestic cinema housed in a pagoda built in 1898 by the director of Le Bon Marché as a gift for his wife, who left him anyway.
Robert Mallet Stevens was one of the great early 20th century architects, and yet some who walk past the street named after him to visit the Fondation Le Corbusier don't know his name.
Though the 17th arrondissement isn't one of Paris's hotspots, it has several architectural gems, including the flower tower, a 1930s hotel, and the building where Sargent painted Madame X.
The Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, an overgrown park in the Bois de Vincennes, hosted Paris's 1907 Colonial Exposition; visitors can still find the ruins.