An Art Nouveau villa is unveiled at Le Vésinet: the Hublotière (or Villa Berthe) - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

An Art Nouveau villa is unveiled at Le Vésinet: the Hublotière (or Villa Berthe)
72 route de Montesson
78110 Le Vésinet

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The first Art Nouveau villa by architect Hector Guimard, 'la Hublotière' presents totally original façades with fine and slender curves that are typical of Guimard's style.

Built in the autumn of 1896, it remains one of Le Vésinet's must-visit sites, with its surprising architecture and the almost perfect symmetry of its main, street-front façade.

From the 1870s, artists increasingly began paying attention to light. The Impressionists went outdoors to paint, in search of a light that would illuminate their pictures and bring them to life, as in Renoir's 'Le bal du Moulin de la Galette' (1876). By the late 19th century, this awareness of light was becoming evident in architecture, too. Buildings by architects exploring the Art Nouveau style focused on creating a synergy between their built forms and light.

Guimard was also responsible for the interior design of the villa, creating functional and aesthetic spaces.



From 01/07 to 21/07/2023
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 3 pm.
Guided tour without appointment with guide July 1 to 21 every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
then from September 6 to September 30 from Wednesday to Sunday (Monday and Tuesday closed).

From 06/09 to 30/09/2023
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 3 pm.


Free of charge.


Creuzet, 07 September 2023
Malgré mon heure tardive d'arrivée. La propriétaire m'a très gentiment accompagné dans la visite de la maison et de ses extérieurs. On sent un amour profond pour cette maison qu'elle souhaite partager avec ses visiteurs. Un grand merci
Roudaire, 09 July 2023
Visite très intéressante de la villa Berthe aujourd’hui. Nous avons très gentiment accueilli par les propriétaires qui sont , on le devine , amoureux de leur maison, et cela se comprend ! Nous recommandons vivement à tous les amoureux de la Pierre, cette visite unique !

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