The Week in Pictures: Parisian Industrial Island to Become Green Cultural Hub, Elf-Powered Christmas Tree, and More

Alex Davies

Alex Davies (@adavies47)
Living / Culture
December 16, 2011

A New Look for a Parisian Island

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credit: Ile Seguin - Rives de Seine

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In 1929, auto pioneer Louis Renault set up shop on the Ile Seguin, a small island in the Seine River just southwest of Paris.

At the end of the century, what was once the largest factory in France lay abandoned, its automobile production moved elsewhere. But if all goes according to plan, by 2017, the Ile Seguin will have been transformed into a near-utopian cultural hub, where the arts, business and residential life mix and sustainability is at the forefront.

READ THE FULL STORY: Turning an Abandoned Industrial Island into a Green Cultural Center in Paris