BALTARD, Louis-Pierre
(b. 1764, Paris, d. 1846, Lyon)

Exterior view

begun 1835
Photo
Palais de Justice, Lyon

The tradition of the horizontally terminated, columned front remained dominant during the July Monarchy, thanks to the influence of the École des Beaux-Arts, erected by Louis-Pierre Baltard from 1835. His elongated Corinthian colonnade between a high podium and the attic has, despite the monumentality, an almost tiring effect. One of the halls in the interior, the Salle des Pas Perdus is derived from Roman baths and recalls the Madeleine.

The photo shows the façade.