UNESCO, close to the hotel
The United Nations’ cultural institution UNESCO, created in 1945, aims to contribute to world peace by encouraging international cooperation through science, education and culture, all the while respecting justice, liberty, and all backgrounds, races and religions. Its headquarters in Paris, which replaced the former Hotel Majestic in 1958, is made up of a main building in the shame of a three-pointed star, a cubic building and an accordion-shaped building.
Located on Place Fontenoy, a few streets away from Paris 15, the site of the UNESCO headquarters fits the semicircular design of the square and the straight lines of the surrounding Avenues de Lowendal, de Saxe, de Ségur and de Suffren, which gives it its distinctive shape. The UNESCO building is well worth a visit, to discover its gardens, its artwork and its temporary exhibitions with an international theme.