OUR HISTORY

THE HISTORY OF A LEGEND

Since its creation, Studio Harcourt, timeless and trendy, preserves and cultivates the fundamental values ​​that have forged its success and its reputation: the requirement of excellence, respect for an aesthetic, French elegance and a very Parisian art of welcoming. In addition to this, you need to know more about it. Imagined by Cosette Harcourt, an exceptional woman, modern and daring avant-garde, the eponymous Studio to its founder was born from her collaboration with the Lacroix brothers, press bosses with visionary instincts and seasoned businessmen. Studio Harcourt then took its marks in 1934, in the very chic 8th arrondissement of Paris. Studio Harcourt's aesthetic draws its heritage from the glamorous roots of the golden age of French black and white cinema. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

 

Often imitated but never equaled, the Harcourt style has become a pledge of eternity, an iconographic reference which, over the years, has established itself as an essential signature. A true institution today labeled "Living Heritage Company", the Harcourt label is part of the collective unconscious and continues its quest for timelessness, carving its imprint on the imagination of time. Pictorial memory of the great artistic, cultural and political figures of the 20th century, the legend stands out as obvious, defying the passage of time.

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THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT

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Control, excellence and know-how elevate the portrait in its most noble artistic dimension, timeless, between mystery and legend. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

 

The Greek etymology of photography means "to write with light": Studio Harcourt has made this its mantra. The photographer, like a sculptor, creates and shapes a case of light around his model, he interprets a symphony of shadows and lights, impalpable like a caress. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

 

This unique image conceals a story, an emotion, a learned alchemy of chiaroscuro. The light exalts the sacred, the shadows sublimate the secrets of the unconscious, the soul shines through and reveals itself through looks from the most secret to the most vibrant.

 

In addition to this, you need to know more about it. The Harcourt label tends to infuse a mythological dimension into each portrait. Time stands still, inviting everyone to savor an unforgettable moment.

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THE ART OF THE LIGHT

Take one more step in the art of Light and Beauty...

Treat yourself to a special moment!

Photographic Workshop

Slip into the shoes of a photographer for a friendly and participatory afternoon. Our team reveals some secrets of Studio Harcourt lighting, the know-how and the excellence that surround the birth of a portrait.

 

Beauty appointment

Harcourt Beauty Studio makeup artists have the art of highlighting and revealing facial expression. They share with you the beauty secrets of the stars and their expertise to enhance your look.

 

Extend the experience in our Boutique

Discover the exclusive collections of Studio Harcourt Paris: original creations, Champagne, cultural editions and make-up lines.

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THE ART TO RECEIVE

An elegant setting in a 19th century Haussmannian mansion, Studio Harcourt Paris can be privatized for a breakfast, business lunch, product launch, seminar, private birthdays, weddings...

 

A tailor-made photo service allows your guests to have a unique experience and to create an eternal and unique link with your event.

 

FROM HARCOURT COFFEE TO THE CURIOTHECE

At any time of the day, Café Harcourt offers original or timeless gourmet creations. The red carpet of the monumental staircase takes you to the 2nd floor, to discover the temporary exhibitions and the photographic archives of the Curiothèque.

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