From the Musée d'Orsay to the Hôtel de Crillon to the Fontainebleau, this series tells of incredible buildings and those behind their fame.
Directed byJulien Balestier
S01:E01 - Notre-Dame De La Garde - a Symbol on the Edge
Annually, over two million people visit Marseille's most-visited monument, Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. How did this structure come about?
S01:E02 - The Lourve - Building a Symbol
The Louvre is a symbol of the City of Light, one of the world’s finest museums in the biggest palace in Europe. We retrace an architectural saga.
S01:E03 - The Musée d'Orsay - a Great Metamorphosis
Destined to be demolished, the Orsay station has been the subject of much debate, before finally being turned into a museum.
S01:E04 - Monaco - Building a Royal Palace
Discover the story of this adventure spanning nearly seven centuries through this episode, with the House of Grimaldi as its echo and setting.
S01:E05 - Fontainebleau - Building a Royal Palace
On the edge of a 20,000-hectare forest and 10 million visitors annually, the Château of Fontainebleau is one of the most imposing palaces in France.
S01:E06 - Hôtel De Crillon - the Renaissance of a Paris Landmark
From ceilings covered in feathers to sofas designed by Karl Lagerfeld, discover how the Hôtel de Crillon has been reborn under Aline Asmar d’Amman.
S01:E07 - Vaux-Le-Vicomte - Building a Royal Palace
A 17th-century treasure, the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the biggest private properties in France. We explore this huge construction project.
S01:E08 - The Élysée Palace - Architecture of Power
The Élysée is home to ceremonial salons, huge walls, secret passages, apartments, reception rooms, and the Jupiter nuclear command center.
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