France Celebrates Architecture with New Museum

17 September 2007 (Last Updated September 17th, 2007 09:24)

A new French museum will take people through the architectural trends of the last 800 years, highlighting the nation's structural growth from medieval times to present, according to a report from news agency AFP. AFP says it will open in Paris at Challiot palace, near the Eiffel Tower,

A new French museum will take people through the architectural trends of the last 800 years, highlighting the nation's structural growth from medieval times to present, according to a report from news agency AFP.

AFP says it will open in Paris at Challiot palace, near the Eiffel Tower, where an exhibition hall on heritage sites and architecture already sits.

France is known for its medieval churches and museum staff say that 350 paintings from churches will be featured in the 85,000m2 exhibit.

Included in the works will be a recreation of French architect Le Corbusier's modern apartment buildings - the Cite Radieuse (also called la maison du fada), known for its utopian take on modernity.

By staff writer