Friday, 23 November 2012

L'arche restaurée

The arch that allows entrance to the Sofitel Pullman hotel on Avenue de Paris has been wonderfully restored. It is all that is left of what was once the artillery riding school under Napoléon III. The gate is all that remains of the building of 1854.

L'entrée de l'hôtel Sofitel Pullman se situe tout près du château sur l'avenue de Paris et se fait par l'arche du portail de 1854. Il constituait l'entrée des anciens manèges d'artillerie de Napoléon III.

18 comments:

Lowell said...

I'd guess it takes a couple handfulls of Euros to walk through that arch and become a guest of the Sofitel Pullman hotel!

Re your comment on Ocala DP: I know you're being silly, but that bread and butter is a really nice thing to have while you're waiting for your meal to be prepared! We do like the Longhorn!

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Lowell -- I'm sure it is pricey! But what great looking place and a great capture for the day!! Have a great weekend, Ciel!

Randy said...

What a beautiful looking place.

Jack said...

This place looks very distinguished, Ciel.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It looks perfect, how long did the restoration take?

Bergson said...

une belle entrée , les plats sont aussi beaux

Malyss said...

c'est classe d'entrer dans un hotel de cette façon!
Voui, valises prêtes.A bientôt!Biz

Dina said...

The arch fits in well. How good that it survived.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a great entrance to a hotel. I'd be tempted to stay there just for that arch!
Duncan In Kuantan

ALAIN said...

Pas mal, pour un petit week-end.

Halcyon said...

I doesn't look a day over 100! ;)
A very nice restoration job. Looks like your city is getting a real facelift.

Birdman said...

What happened to the rest of the building? 155-/+ is not a lot of years?

Tanya said...

the arch and gate are something!

Thérèse said...

Cette arche est vraiment belle!

VP said...

I am really old-fashioned: I like arches like this one!

Arianna said...

What a beauty! Arianna

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm so glad they restored the arch and not knock it down Ciel. i think you treat your old buildings with a little more respect than younger countries.

LONDONLULU said...

It's gorgeous! And lovely that incorporated it into the present structure, rather than knock it down (as PerthDailyPhoto points out, here it would've been quickly demolished!)