Paris in the spring. Do you know what goes really well with sunshine and flourishing flowers? Brutalism of course.
The term Brutalism is said to have originated in the late 1950s from the French béton brut meaning ‘raw concrete’ so Paris is the perfect place to go on a tour of Brutalist architecture.
From arriving at the Brutalist Terminal 1 at Charles-de-Gaulles Airport there are plenty of other examples of Brutalism including social housing apartments and office blocks. This map provides information in both English and French that makes for a great city tour. Perfect if you want a break from the Art Deco architecture Paris is famous for.
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