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The History of the Village Suisse in Paris

The history of the Village Suisse is related to the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition. At a time, when economic abundance and industrial expansion were to be honored, each European country stood to show a still more remarkable showcase to the world.


Thus Switzerland wanted to represent his country closer to its authenticity by re-creating the very realistic scenery of a Swiss village.
Three years of work were needed to the three hundred workers to produce a work equal to the excess of the project.
An area of ​​21,000 square meters was used to assemble cottages, rustic houses and huge plates on which were fixed castings made directly to the alpine rocks.
The range was completed with a picturesque lake, a waterfall and trees. To make
the village even more "alive", three hundred Swiss natives moved to perpetuate the traditions: craftsmen, embroiderers and spinners, cheese producers....
The success was up to the aspirations of the two architects Charles
Henneberg and Jules Allemand.
Many visitors discovered the charm of the village.
After exposure, the Swiss village was dismantled and moved. The Ferris Wheel, which had given dizzy to so many visitors, continued to offer its enchantment twenty years.
At the end of World War II that the village grown and developed as an antiquities market until it became unavoidable.
968, a particularly ambitious program of renovation turned the old "swiss village" into a modern market well known of Parisians.
Nowadays, In a historical environment, the Village Suisse is home to hundreds of antique dealers and decorators.

About the author

Julie Cailleux Mialet, Designer & Gemmologist, has revisited the Gemstone Universe with her High Standard Collection of Necklace, Rings and Earrings by cleverly mixing Pearls, Rough Rocks, Fine or Precious Gems. By her expertise, professionalism, dynamism but also by her Stonecutters and Brokers contacts through the world; Julie will be able to advise you in regards to Gemstone. Gemmology is her passion which allow her to introduce, to her customers, gems that are not well know on the French Market. Ladies that loves gems and jewels loves her creations. Her Necklaces, Rings or Earrings are suited to all type of fabrics, seasons and moods. Her creations are realised in her Paris’ Studio and respect the norm of ‘La Joaillerie Française’ With large variety of prices, quality product, designer style, personalised advise and a sales point at the Paris’ Village Suisse; Les Pierres de Julie is a must go places to find a jewel or unique piece to offer.