Running north to south through the heart of Neuilly, a town that touches Paris's western edges, is the Boulevard du Château. Although difficult to track down today, the chateau this road refers to once occupied 170 hectares of land and dominated the river beneath. After wandering aimlessly around the somewhat sterilised streets of the town, I eventually find the remains of the building, not on the Boulevard or Rue du Château, but on the corner of the Boulevard de la Saussaye and the Boulevard d'Argenson.
A Frantic Search for Polanski's Paris
A reader challenged me to find some location shots used in Polanski's 'Frantic', but would they still be there...or did they ever exist in the first place?
An Iron Lung in the Suffocating Sixteenth
A case of right building, wrong place for Sauvage and Sarazin's spectacular and innovative building on the chic Boulevard Victor Hugo.
The Strange Journey of Philippe Starck's Giant Plastic Baby
In 1986, Philippe Starck designed a 600kg golden painted baby for a new toy store. That baby now sits in a used car lot in Noisy-le-Sec. This is the story of how it got there.