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Viollet Le Duc’s apartment

A nest for a Duke

Look up, and you’ll notice a detail that sets this haussmanien residence apart from its neighbours: a stone owl keeps watch from its roost near the third floor. It’s the signature of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, famous for his restoration of medieval buildings such as Notre Dame, the city of Carcassonne, the basilica of Saint-Denis, and the “author” of several buildings in Paris. This one, built in 1862, was where Viollet le Duc had his offices and private apartment.