ARCHITECT, French
(active 1620s in Paris)

View of the entrance portal

1625-26
Photo
Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg, Paris

During the regency of Marie de' Medici many hotels were put up in Paris, particularly in the Marais of which the finest surviving examples are the Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg and the Hôtel de Sully.

The Hôtel de Chalon-Luxembourg, built about 1625-26, consists of a narrow building in brick and stone standing behind a court, the entrance to which is formed by a magnificent door which belongs to an earlier phase of building work. This is a fine example of the more fantastic style which was current in Paris at the period.

The photo shows the courtyard façade.




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