Ornate Paris Door at Saint Severin - Thousands of doors and gates adorn buildings in Paris. Some of the best are on government offices, cathedrals and churches, as well as a few chateau. However, any self-respecting contractor with a decent budget probably spent a lot of consideration in installing suitable doors, windows, grill work and even doorknobs. Some of these gates, doors and windows are very simple, while others are extravagant works of art. The styles of these doors tell about the history of France. As you walk across the 20 arrondissements of Paris, you will discover Gothic, Renaissance, Haussmann and Art Nouveau door styles. It is up to you to take the time to look for little details of these Paris’ most beautiful doors with statues, bas-reliefs, mascarons, gold-leaf, grills, handles and door knobs.