Georges Vallon

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Georges Vallon
Born 1668
Died 1767
Nationality French
Occupation Architect
Parents Laurent Vallon

Georges Vallon (1688-1767) was a French architect. Many of his buildings are listed as "monuments historiques".

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Georges Vallon was born in 1688. His father, Laurent Vallon (1652-1724), was a renowned architect.[1] He was trained in Languedoc, Lyon and Paris.[1]

Career[edit]

Like his father, he became a renowned architect.[2]

In Aix-en-Provence, he was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste d'Albertas (1716-1790) to design the Place d'Albertas, which has been listed since 2000.[3][4][5] Additionally, he designed the Palais de l'université located on the Place de l'Université on the Rue Gaston de Saporta opposite the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur in 1734, which formerly housed the law school and now houses Sciences Po Aix.[6] It has been listed since 1929.[7]

He also designed several buildings on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix. For example, in 1730, he designed the Hôtel du Poët for Henri Gautier (1676-1757), located at the very top of the Cours, and listed since 1987.[8] Moreover, in 1757, he designed the facade of the Hôtel d'Esmivy de Moissac at the bottom of the Cours, listed since 1993.[9][10]

Together with Robert de Cotte (1656–1735) and Jean Aubert the Elder (1680–1741), he also designed a Hôtel particulier called the Hôtel de Caumont, also listed.[11]

With his father, he also designed the Halle aux grains, another listed building since 1983, which was built from 1717 to 1759 and now houses a post office and a library.[12]

Death[edit]

He died in 1767.

Gallery[edit]

Buildings designed by Georges Vallon
Place d'Albertas in Aix-en-Provence
Place d'Albertas in Aix-en-Provence 
Palais de l'université in Aix-en-Provence
Palais de l'université in Aix-en-Provence 
Hôtel du Poët in Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel du Poët in Aix-en-Provence 
Hôtel de Caumont (designed with Robert de Cotte and Jean Aubert the Elder) in Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Caumont (designed with Robert de Cotte and Jean Aubert the Elder) in Aix-en-Provence 
Halle aux grains (designed with his father) in Aix-en-Provence
Halle aux grains (designed with his father) in Aix-en-Provence 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albert Aynaud, Aix-en-Provence, ses fontaines et leurs secrets, 10, bd Roi-René, 1969, p. 175 [1]
  2. ^ Jean-Jacques Gloton, 'Quatre hôtels aixois bâtis en 1757', Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français, December 4, 1976, pp. 189-200
  3. ^ French Ministry of Culture: Immeubles formant la place d'Albertas
  4. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 191 [2]
  5. ^ Christian Freigang, Rolf Toman, Provence: art, architecture, landscape, Könemann, 2000, p. 198 [3]
  6. ^ Dominique Auzias, Aix-en-Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2008, p. 142
  7. ^ French Ministry of Culture: Faculté de Droit
  8. ^ Aix-en-Provence Tourism: Hôtel du Poët
  9. ^ French Ministry of Culture: Hôtel d'Esmivy de Moissac
  10. ^ André Bouyala d'Arnaud, Évocation du vieil Aix-en-Provence, Les Éditions de Minuit, 1964, pp. 179-180
  11. ^ French Ministry of Culture: Hôtel de Réauville ou de la Tour d'Aigues ou de Caumont
  12. ^ Albert Aynaud, Aix-en-Provence, ses fontaines et leurs secrets, 10, bd Roi-René, 1969, p. 77 [4]