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Though Art Deco movement had an impact on every artistic aspect: fashion, painting, sculpture... but it is best known for its influence on architecture worldwide.  The main feautures of art deco architecture in Paris ( the birth place of this artistic movement) is the embrace of angular, modernist and often symmetrical forms of cubism and neoclassicism.
Art Deco left the city of Paris with some true architectural gems, from art deco palaces at the Trocadéro to modernist constructions by Le Corbusier. Even a handful of parks and gardens were landscaped according to art deco aesthetics.

The Palais de Chaillot remains one of the major landmarks of 1930s Paris. Overlooking the beautiful Trocadéro gardens, its two neoclassical style pavilions offer views on the Eiffel Tower.
The interior decoration, created by 71 painters and sculptors, presents a wide range of the Art Deco trends of the time. Today, the Palace houses the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine in its Paris wing, the Musée de l’Homme in the Passy wing (closed for renovation until 2015) as well as the prestigious Théatre national de Chaillot.
While in Paris you can enjoy the richest  Art Deco collection in the Musée des arts decoratifs which houses about 150.000 art work, the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée des années 1930.

In Paris, Art Deco is not limited to museums and palaces, it is rather manifested in daily life attractions. For nature lovers, the Jardin d’hiver, the big cat house and the tropical greenhouse of the Jardin des plantes are also gems of Art Deco.
Regarding restaurants, the BrasserieLa Coupole is another jewel of this style, a key venue in the history of Montparnasse, in the 14th district.
In the early 1930s, Grand Rex France's legendary cinema was built near the Grands boulevards. This huge venue (2,000m²) was decorated with colourful walls evoking the Art Deco villas of the French Riviera. The ornate facade of the building was designed by architect Auguste Bluysens (Le Touquet’s casino).

If you are an Art Deco fan, then Paris is tha place to be as it contains one of the richest Art Deco collection in the world and there are many venues that you shouldn't miss in addition to the venues we have already mentioned.