In the midst of disruptive strikes, pouring rain, a broken umbrella and a meeting frustrated by needless bureaucracy, seeing this building on rue Paradis - while the workmen were gone to lunch - was a treat. This magnificent building is currently undergoing painstaking renovation to restore it to its original 19th-century glory.
Tiled panels and molded ceilings.
The building's rue Paradis exterior. The photo is tilted a bit, as I was taking the picture while juggling a leaky umbrella.
Mosaic tile adjacent to the building's main gate at rue Paradis.