AMBASSADE DE LA BEAUTÉ

LE 32 CHAMPS-ELYSEES

At the back of the courtyard of number 32, between noise and silence, the open carriage gate is the only reminder that the Champs Élysées are not far off... Under the original canopy, which has been preserved to evoke the return of a lost era, Biologique Recherche has been setting up its flagship beauty institute in an old mansion for over 20 years. Hidden behind the twin buildings at numbers 30 and 32, the only buildings on the avenue that have retained their original appearances, the shared courtyard still contains the two wings housing the stables and storerooms and the two main buildings. The old hoist is even visible which was used to lift hay bales into the hayloft. Famous former residents include the manufacturer Hart O. Berg and his wife, who was the first woman to ride an airplane, the actress Marie Bell, the pampered diva with the mirrored boudoir and a good friend of Maria Callas, and, more recently, the actress Miou Miou…


AMBASSADE DE LA BEAUTÉ