Sunday, October 16, 2005

Concorde Lafayette Building

Unlike more recent cities (hence Manhattan) Paris has very few skyscrapers. That is why high buildings quickly catch your eyes when you browse through Paris from a high point. This tower is located Porte Maillot in the 17th arrondissement and it is partly composed of a trade center and a hotel called Concorde Lafayette (nothing to do with Galeries Lafayette!!). I don't particularly like this Porte Maillot - which, to me, has absolutly no interest - but I like the colour of this photo that I took just before sunset. Very relaxing and perfect for a Sunday!!


  1. It is, indeed, very cool visually. I hate skyscrapers in Paris, and I still think that la Tour Montparnasse is an aberration.

  2. j'aimais bien ce soir quand nous nous sommes rencontrés. J'espere qu'on peut le faire plusieurs fois quand je suis ici.

    Merci pour tout, ciao.

    De plus, moi je suis d'accord avec elisabeth...les grattes-ciel (gratte-cieux? grattes-cieux?) sont horrible à Paris. Montparnasse c'est pas mal..mais je suis vraiment content que la plupart sont dans la défense...

  3. If memory serves, Tour Montparnasse was up before many of the other "skyscrapers" of La Defense were built. In fact, I can't even remember Tour Montparnasse not being there when I was a kid living in Paris. Was it completed in the late 60's or early 70's? I do remember Parisians reacting exactly the same way Elizabeth did just now, though.

  4. La Tour Montparnasse a été contruite entre 1969 et 1973.
    Wonderfull photos! Keep the good job, Eric ! :-)