A Guide for Travelers to FranceFrom medieval times to modern days, France has been at the forefront of architectural innovation. Follow these links for an architectural tour of France. Also find travel help and resources for planning your French tour.
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From 1885 till about 1820, the hot new trend was "Beaux Arts" -- an elaborate, highly decorated fashion inspired by many ideas from the past. Art Nouveau originated in France in the 1880s. Art Deco was born in Paris in 1925. Then came the various modern movements -- with France solidly in the lead.