In the 1920s, Paul Cavrois entrusted the construction of his villa to the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. The villa is a unique work of refinement and modernity in itself, from its construction right through to its interior decoration.
It was occupied by the military during the Second World War and used as barracks. Then, when Madame Cavrois died in 1985, the property was sold and the villa was soon abandoned and left to ruin.
In the early 2000s, the French state purchased a part of the monument and significant works were undertaken. Numerous parties were involved in the 13 year renovation project to return this monument to its former glories including architects, associations, local government, archaeologists.
The monument is now open to visitors and, from 21 May to 06 October 2019, will be the host of the works of Eugène Dodeigne. The Ateliers Sansone will also participate in this exhibition.