The first entirely art nouveau building in Nancy, villa majorelle finally reopens to the public after major renovations. It was built by architect Henri Sauvage for the furniture designer Louis Majorelle. The slow rediscovery of Art Nouveau heritage led to Villa Majorelle being listed as a historic monument in 1975. Nancy city council has owned the house since 2003, and has offered guided tours at weekends since 2007. These reflect the public’s interest in this unique building.
The city council gave the Musée de l’école de Nancy (a stunning museum dedicated to l’Ecole de Nancy Art Nouveau movement) the task to define the scientific and cultural renovation of the house, aiming to make it an heritage venue accessible to the public. The result is stunning.