building representing a Chinese pagoda,
located in the corner between rue des
Courcelles and rue de Rembrandt,
attracts the attention of pedestrian due
to its unusual architecture.
Contrary to what the legend tells, this
building is neither the old Chinese embassy
nor the house of an aged literary man.
Mr. Loo, a young Chinese, came to Paris
at the end of the XIX century for his studies.
When he was 22 years old he obtained the
degree in commerce of oriental arts and
he became quickly an expert.
In 1922 Loo bought a private building in
rue des Courcelles but he realized
that he needed more space.
The Chinese antiquarian contacted an architect
in order to build the house of his dreams:
a Chinese pagoda in the earth of Paris.