One of France’s most iconic Art Nouveau houses will reopen very soon to welcome guests after several months of renovations.
Villa Majorelle in Nancy was built between 1901 and 1902 as a family home for the designer Louis Majorelle. The project was entrusted to young architect Henri Sauvage, who designed Villa Majorelle as the first completely Art Nouveau house in the city of Nancy. “The flowing forms and decorative motifs and the continuous interplay between the exterior and the interior make Villa Majorelle an example of successfully applying the notion of artistic unity,” it reads on the villa’s description. “[It was something that was] advocated by a large number of artists of the period”.
Villa Majorelle has undergone a massive €2.5 million restoration project internally and externally and has remained sympathetic to the villa's current status as a museum and previous incarnation as a home.
With restoration work almost complete, the villa is ready to welcome guests once again in an “immersive experience into the city in the 1900s” that will feel like entering the private life of Louis Majorelle and his family. Guests can wander around the living room and dining room on the ground floor before walking up the beautiful staircase into the private area with family bedrooms and a studio.
The villa will officially re-open on 15 and 16 February, and from then visits will be from Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets will start at €6, or €4 with concessions. You can find more information at its official website here.