☆ École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts ☆
Only the select few study at the Beaux-Arts, but guided tours are available on reservation for an overview of centuries of brilliant architecture, assembled over two hectares..
From the 19th century – Bâtiment des Loges, Palais des Études, etc. – one goes on to the Hôtel de Chimay, spectrum of the 17th and 18th centuries..
After whetting your appetite, visit the Chapelle des Louanges..
Its replicas of works by Michelangelo are housed beneath the oldest dome in Paris, in the remains of the Couvent des Petits-Augustins, built at the beginning of the 17th century for Queen Margot..