Visites commentées de la Villa Berthe - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

Visites commentées de la 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 01/08/2024, daily between 9 am and 3 pm.


Full price: 5 €.


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