Visit Hotel Mezzara in Paris – only September 14 & 15

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The Hotel Mezzara, located at the rue Jean de la Fontaine, 60 from Paris (16th arrondissement), is probably the most beautiful Art Nouveau building in Paris but is closed to the public all year long. Luckily for those that will be in Paris next weekend, you can visit for free its interior this Saturday 14 and Sunday 15.

This is a unique opportunity to discover the ground floor of this mansion, its large hall decorated with a skylight decorated with stained glass windows and staircase with ironwork dressed with patterns floral. Not to mention the dining room beautifully preserved with its pointillist canvas, “The snack”.

Hotel Mezzara was built by the architect Hector Guimard in 1910, and opens exceptionally to the general public on these two dates. Listed as a historic monument, the hotel Mezzara (named after the industrialist of Venetian origin for whom it was built in 1910) was bought in 1956 by the State which assigned it to the Ministry of National Education  but nobody knows which will be its future.

Le Cercle Guimard will this 2018 be opening again the doors of Hôtel Mezzara as part of European Heritage Days. On this occasion, it is making use of some of its recent discoveries to stage the exhibition “Guimard and Avatars”, whose main focus will be on Hector Guimard’s creations in the field of ceramics and in particular his Chalmont planter and Cerny and Binelles vases, produced by the Sèvres Manufactory. The exhibition will also include popular versions of these models (with or without the agreement of the architect), such as those made by Fives-Lille.

The Exhibition “Guimard and Avatars”, organised by Cercle Guimard, will be held during the weekend inside the hotel Mezzara and will display the industrial pottery plant pots, vases and planters derived from three models created by Guimard and published by the Manufacture de Sèvres: the Chalmont flower pot and the Cerny vase (1900) and the Binelles flower pot (1902). The entrance to the exhibition will be free. So, this will be a chance to enter this amazing building.
If you happen to be in Paris on that day and you like Art Nouveau, make yourself a favour and visit the exhibition and the building, and if you have some more time, don’t hesitate and join the guided tour organised by the Cercle Guimard under the title “Hector Guimard, Architect of Art” Saturdays 15 (at 10am and 15h) and Sunday, September 16th (at 10am and 15h). This tour starts at the nearby Castel Béranger – 14 rue La Fontaine – 75016 Paris and arrives at the Hotel Mezzara, open to the public only on these two days. The full tour takes about 2 hours and costs 20€ per person. If you are interested in booking CLICK HERE. This tour is special because it includes the interior of Hotel Mezzara.

If you can not join this 2-hour special tour on this weekend, you may be interested in booking an even more interesting private tour provided by that includes also other buildings like the Immeuble Lavirotte. In fact, the private is only missing the interior of Hotel Mezzara, but during this 4-hour special tour you will be able to visit even more places because this is a private tour and not a tour that you will join with people you don’t know.

More information about this 4-hour private tour for small groups by CLICKING HERE.