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2012 photos - The Palais Royal Added Housing
Photos taken in February 2012
The housing surrounding the Garden was added between 1781 and 1784.
Louis Philippe II, who controlled the Palais-Royal from 1780 onward, expanded and redesigned the complex of buildings and the gardens of the palace between 1781 and 1784. In 1784, the gardens and surrounding structures of the Palais-Royal opened to the public as a shopping and entertainment complex.
Part of the Garden and surrounding housing located behind the Palais and Court of Honor.
Urn features gadroons ..... Balustrade ..... Modillions support cornice ..... Egg-and-dart
Urn features gadroons
Modillions support cornice ..... Egg-and-dart
Housing features arcades in front of ground floor shops and restaurants:
Note open gate and folded awnings that are extended during warmer weather for outdoor dining.
Photo taken during February 2012.
Corinthian pilasters ..... Keystones in rounded arches
Egg-and-dart .......... Corinthian capital