Saturday, February 4, 2012
Place des Vosges and Marais on Gadling.com
Another look at the Marais and Place des Vosges--our backyard--on Gadling.com, where I'm a European correspondent.
Here's the beginning of the article and link... bonne lecture (happy reading)
"French star architect Jean Nouvel once gave me a ride home from his studio in Paris' edgy 11th arrondissement. I chuckled to discover that the guru of transparency, glass and steel lives around the corner from me in a 1600s building on the Rue des Francs Bourgeois, the spinal column of the Marais. Old is better?
I was amused but not surprised: after 40 years of blanket gentrification the Marais has reportedly become theplace to live for a mix of fashion designers, artists, architects, auctioneers and other professionals–plus droves of bobos, meaning bohemian bourgeois. It's so desirable that it's practically unlivable."