On the afternoon of Thursday 7th July 2022, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh association in Roussillon organized a discovery tour of some Art Deco style villas, among the many monuments
of this style that can be discovered by walking through several districts of the city of Perpignan.
This two kilometer peregrination through the streets of the station district (one of the districts of
Perpigan which has many beautiful Art Deco style villas) has been prepared and led by a speaker Laetitia Deloustal * whom we thank for her brilliant performance
Laetitia Deloustal is a doctor in history and contemporary art history, researcher at CRESEM
UR 7397 UPVD, lecturer in contemporary art history and heritage UPVP, Founder
d’istoria (creation of cultural content)
The meeting had been fixed for the Jeantet-Violet Square, which is located between the Dames de France and the Terrus Garden in Perpignan
which is embellished with many shaded pauses to discover on this beautiful sunny, though windy afternoon.
At the end of this very pleasant and instructive walk the participants had become unbeatable on their knowledge of the canons of the Art Deco style of construction in the years 1920-1940
- Denial of right angles
- Bow-windows (these are windows that have the role of cutting the monotony of a facade in addition to enlarging the interior surface)
- Use of disparate materials including reinforced concrete
- Cut sides
- Roof terraces
- Spiral or floral motifs….
Our speaker also introduced us to certain urban planning rules and we got to know about the many talented Perpignan architects of the time: Férid Muchir, Edouard Mas-Chancel, Joseph Roque,Raoul Castan, Henri Sicart, Alfred Joffre, Joseph Prudhomme, Pierre Sans, Eugène Montes, Léon Baille, Henri Graëll, Georges
A big thank you to our speaker
An exciting experience to relive in another district of Perpignan?