LE PAUTRE, Antoine
(b. 1621, Paris, d. 1679, Paris)

Interior view

Hôtel de Beauvais, Paris

Le Pautre has planned a deep corps-de-logis on the rue Saint-Antoine, with shops on the ground floor and a porte-cochère (a covered entrance large enough for vehicles to pass through) in the middle leading to a circular vestibule where the visitor got out of his coach and walked into the staircase on the left. Beyond this main block is a court ending in a sort of apse, from which the coach-house opens, while to the right a covered way leads out beside the stables to the rue de Jouy.

The photo shows the courtyard.

View the ground plan of the Hôtel de Beauvais.