Helena KOSKENRANTA
BONCOEUR
Official tourist guide

” It all starts in Paris ” Nancy Spain

Maison Louis Carré- Bazoches sur Guyonne

 

Louis Carré's House and gardens, Yvelines

 

Designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the Louis Carré’ s house situated in the Paris region, is a true and unique work of art.

From the plans of the house to the door handles passing through the furniture and lighting, everything was designed by the Finnish architect in an elegant, refined and practical style.

Cosy living room in Louis Carrés' house

Photo : H.Boncoeur

I’ll lead you for a fascinating tour in this house where the fine society of the second half of the 20th century rubbed shoulders with the world-famous artists, such as Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger… artists then exposed by Louis Carré, gallery owner and art collector. Once a year in summer the Carré couple gave a huge Garden party here in Bazoches where they received people from all over the world. Carré was also friends with Paul Éluard and Blaise Cendrars and with many other artists like Marcel Duchamp…

 

©2021 Réalisation : Helena Koskenranta Boncoeur, programmation : Damien Mesnager