Located only a few kilometres from France’s impeccably chic capital, the town of Boulogne-Billancourt (familiarly referred to as Boulogne) boasts the opulent title of France’s wealthiest commune. Densely populated and exuding an industrial rigour, the town is rarely visited by tourists, who understandably favour its metropolitan neighbour. However, travellers seeking suburban vigour, fine cuisine and welcoming locals will be perfectly satisfied with this secret` French suburb.
During the 1930’s, Boulogne-Billancourt became a place of architectural experimentation for prominent creative such as Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier and Perret. Examples of this constructive creativity are attractions that allure many enthusiasts wishing to discover the diversity of these buildings. Upon the architectural walking tour, tourists can discover the history and heritage of these intriguing buildings.
As a town of history and art, the museums of Boulogne-Billancourt are second to none; the M-A30 Museum features a unique collection of art from the inter-wars period.
The most exquisite exhibitions are those featured within the Paul Belmondo Museum of Sculpture, museum dedicated to one of the world’s great classic sculptors.
Pedra Alta celebrates the cosmopolitan cuisine of France by offering the finest fusion of French and Portuguese food imaginable; the effervescent atmosphere and crowding are testament to the popularity restaurant, which is completely justified by the delectable dishes on the menu; sample the delicately spiced meats and fruits de la mer for a sumptuous sample of fresh seafood cooked to perfection. (6 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt)