Friday, 2 October 2015

Palais Bulles...... The Palace of Bubbles

 I remember watching Tara Palmer-Tompkinson on T.V in the 90's going on a search for a new holiday home with a cool budget of 1.5 million and this crazy bubble house was one of the houses she was looking at. She didnt buy it, and I remember thinking at the time she must be mad.... it is so cool!

Palais Bulles, or "Palace of Bubbles", was built in 1989 (not the 60's as it is often wrongly credited) by Architect Antti Lovag and is situated just outside of Calais with a stunning Mediterranean view, it has since been brought by Pierre Cardin, and has been the back drop for many fashion shoots, videos and Avant garde parties! It has also been listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

What i love about this crazy looking place is that it reminds me of caves from 50's and 60's films like Journey to the Center of the Earth or The Time machine.... even maybe Star Trek.

 Pierre Cardin by Paul Figaro for Edson Williams.
I bet Tara is kicking herself now!

1 comment:

Peter Robinson said...

The Palais Bulles is just outside Cannes, not Calais. If it were just outside Calais, it would have a less-than-stunning view of the English Channel, or maybe the Chunnel!