A few weeks after school terms have begun, it's time for students to go back to university. Perhaps you weren't aware of it, but Bouygues Construction has built and renovated many universities, providing, in its own way, greater access to knowledge.
Thursday July 21st, 2016
Palaces: five-star renovation!
The Ritz, the emblematic hotel on Place Vendôme, has reopened after four years of renovation works led by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Renovation Privée. This is a defining moment in our subsidiary’s involvement in the luxury hotel market, which has included the remodelling of some major names in French real estate. Let’s put the spotlight on […]
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