Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors
Alain Stella and Francis Hammond
Many historic houses in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors and are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier , to a Belle Époque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement.
From China and Peru to Egypt and Poland, Alain Stella invites us over the threshold of the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassadorial residences in Paris. Superb photographs, specially commissioned for this book, divulge the secrets of these previously unpublished artistic and architectural treasures.
Alain Stella is the author of Jacques Garcia: Twenty Years of Passion: Château du Champ de Bataille , Mariage Frères French Tea: Three Centuries of Savoir- Faire (2003), French Wine Chateaux: Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates (2012), and The Book of Tea (1992), all published by Flammarion.
Francis Hammond ’s photographs have been published in numerous titles with Flammarion including A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny (2017 ), A Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities: Deyrolle (2017 ), Private Houses of France (2014), and Versailles: A Private Invitation (2011/2018).