Antoine Baralhé

When Paul Cavrois, the owner of a successful fabric company, decided to build a house for his family, he bought land in the bourgeaois municipality of Croix, on the outskirts of Roubaix. As imposing residences were flourishing, true little castles, which were characterised by their neo-regionalist style, Cavrois surprised and amazed those around them with an out-of-the-ordinary mansion. Designed between 1929 and 1932 by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, the Villa Cavrois is the most emblematic achievement of Mallet-Stevens. For this reason it became classified as a monument historique in 1990 and was bought by the French state in 2001.