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In Images: France's most contentious buildings

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In Images: France's most contentious buildings
France has had a fair few controversial building projects over the years and there are more to come.
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From iron ladies to inside-out museums France has had a fair few contentious building projects over the years. Here's a look at a few of the most famous examples as well as a some set to cause a stir in the future.

When the $130 million Fondation Louis Vuitton opened to the public in Paris in October it was greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and disdain.

Some praised Frank Gehry's striking design, which has been dubbed "the glass ship", while others labelled the building nothing more than a "vanity project" for LVMH boss Bernard Arnault.

The hullabaloo is nothing new however, with echoes of the furore that has greeted many of France's most famous building projects over the years. We take a look at some examples of French architecture that were hated by many before being loved by most.

IN PICTURES: A history of France's most contentious architecture

by Lindsey Johnstone

 
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