Shared shuttle transportation from Orly to " la Ruche" in Paris
History and visit "La Ruche " in Paris
The Hive is located in the passage of Danzig in the 15th arrondissement of the French capital. It is located in the vicinity of Georges Brassens park. It was built in order to make a city of artists. Nowadays, it still retains this feature. It was created by sculptor Alfred Boucher, from Nogent-sur-Seine in 1902. It is classified as a historic monument since 1972.
The hive was built from elements from the Universal Exhibition of 1900 including the gate flag and the flag of women of Bordeaux wines. It was connected with Montparnasse by a tram which was drawn by two horses. This is inspired by the Laundry Boat Montmartre. Alfred Boucher, who was the founder of this remarkable place was a modest artist. He became rich and famous especially thanks to his talent that allowed him to work for aristocracies. The name of the city was given by the founder himself in reference to artists who buzz of creativity. The artists were regarded as bees in full activity in their large hive. This building was considered one of the most important artistic scene of the 20th century. It was created to give young artists who do not have the resources to grow in their art. A nice place for meditation, creativity and execution of works was then open to young artists. Among the great artists that the institution has received, we can mention: Soutine, Brancusi, Léger, Marie Laurencin, Michel Sima, Chagall, Pierre Noca, Paul Rebeyrolle or Luigi Guardigli. She was also known by very diverse artistic activities that are organized.
Hive covers an area of 5,000 square meters consisting of three floors. At the center of all the properties is the flag of the wines is octagonal. The huge gate flag Women's Expo 1900 is located at the entrance of the facility. The floors are out again several workshops with an area of 30 square meters. Many artists still live in this institution some of them stay there permanently. Renovations have been made between 1973 and 1984. The work involved the establishment of new workshops slightly larger area. Currently, it has sixty workshops and features artists from different countries. It differs from other artists mentioned in accessibility, because it is not open to large audiences. Funding for the operation of this business comes from public and private aid.
This is the Hive-Seydoux foundation that ensures the maintenance and administrative work places. This foundation was created in 1985 from the donation Genevieve Seydoux. Following a decree dated May 14, 1985, this donation is considered a public utility where the implementation for the management of the city of artists. A project to rehabilitate the buildings was ratified between the Heritage Foundation, the Total Foundation and the Hive-Seydoux Foundation April 28, 2009. The rehabilitation work began in the same year for a period of 6 months. They respected the original appearance of the building.
Transfer to the Hive to Paris
The Hive is located at a distance of 14 km from Orly airport, 36 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 87 km from the airport of Beauvais.