Louis Bonnier

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Louis Bonnier (born June 14, 1856 in Templeuve , † September 16, 1946 in Paris ) was a French architect.


Louis Bonnier was the son of a wine merchant and the eldest of four brothers. These were Jules ( zoologist ), Pierre ( neurologist ) and Charles Bonnier ( linguist ). Louis first studied at the École des beaux-arts in Lille and then from 1877 to 1886 at the École des beaux-arts in Paris. He was a student of Constant Moyaux and Louis-Jules André .

He was active at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889 and at an exhibition in London in 1890. In 1901, Louis Bonnier was appointed architect of the Elysée Palace . In the course of his further professional career, he mainly built public buildings in Paris and northern France.

Buildings (selection)

Facade of the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool in Paris


  • Jean Colson, Marie-Christine Lauroa (eds.): Dictionnaire des monuments de Paris . Editions Hervas, Paris 2003 (1st edition 1992), ISBN 2-84334-001-2 .
  • Franco Borsi / Ezio Godoli: Parisian buildings at the turn of the century. Architecture and design of the French metropolis around 1900 . Nikol Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg (no year), ISBN 3-930656-65-5 .

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