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A detail of the Pagoda. Picture: http://www.pagodaparis.com

Flying on the wings of the signal red Pagoda embellishing the famous Parisian 8th district, this week’s trip is taking you straight to misty China…

Ready to go “elsewhere in Paris”?

This ex-“hôtel particulier” constructed in the French Louis Philippe style was later bought by Mr. Ching Tsai Loo (a celebrated collector and dealer of Chinese and Asian art and antiques) in 1925. Soon afterwards the building was transformed into a Pagoda, serving as the home of Galerie C.T. Loo & Cie., exhibiting an exquisite collection of Chinese and Asian art and antiques.

Apart from the prominent exterior, with its typical Chinese red color and architectural features, this “glimpse of China in the heart of Paris” has some sumptuous interior and a few remarkable thematic rooms, such as the Salle Indienne, the Salle Cavaliers and the Petit Salon Porcelaine.

Even nowadays, the Pagoda continues to be one of Paris’ most enchanting buildings. And rightfully so…

Go take a look inside or out – this sudden change of scenery won’t disappoint.

The Pagoda in full blossom

The Pagoda in full blossom

Pagoda Paris,
48 rue de Courcelles,
75008 Paris France

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