Les Fines Gueules
Paris restaurant - wine bar - bistrot


I was attracted by the architecture and stone construction of this building 
on a narrow street just off Place des Victoires.  Located at the corner of rue Croix des Petits Champs and rue de la Vrillière, this curious mansion (Hôtel Portalis) was built by the architect Ledais in 1750. Its uniqueness lies in its two turrets mounted on curved carve-outs from the base.  This strange form was intended to save ground floor space and also to soften the corner between the two streets.  I will bring you back here to see more of the building soon. 


Under the turrets at street level, 
the terrace looks like a pleasant place to stop for a glass of wine.



Les Fines Gueules
43, rue Croix des Petits Champs
75001, Paris

 
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