DELAMAIR, Pierre-Alexis
(b. ca. 1676, Paris, d. 1745, Châtenay-Malabry)

Exterior view

c. 1710
Hôtel de Soubise, Paris

Pierre-Alexis Delamair designed the Hôtel de Soubise to include a courtyard with a peristyle. The façade displays the rigorous compositional symmetry of yellowish stone and gray slate roof typical of Paris. Its two-storey frontispiece carries no marked features except the reclining figures on the pediment (c. 1710).

In 1732, the prince de Rohan was married and he decided to give a fresh, modern decorative appearance to the residence, built a quarter of a century earlier. He commissioned Germain Boffrand to design a new room, which became known as the Salon Ovale de la Princesse.

The photo shows the façade of the building.

View the general plan of the Hôtel de Soubise and Hôtel de Rohan.