2018 edition
Passage Pommeraye
Éloge de la paresse
Philippe Ramette

There aren’t many European towns that can claim to have a more architecturally valuable shopping arcade. 

In this hot spot for strolling and shopping, Philippe Ramette has set up his Éloge de la paresse (“Ode to Laziness”), which floats above the heads of passersby. 

Built in 1843 and still unchanged in the 21st century. Built on a steep incline, the three floors are flanked by numerous shops and a monumental decorative staircase. It’s a haven for shoppers needing a fix and has inspired many artists,  the film-maker Demy (Lola, Une chambre en ville) and the designer Tardi (The Story of the Unknown Warrior).