Pierre Pavillon

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Pierre Pavillon
Born February 20, 1612
Paris, France
Died November 24, 1670
Nationality French
Occupation Architect

Pierre Pavillon (1612-1670) was a French architect and sculptor.


Early life[edit]

Pierre Pavillon was born on February 20, 1612 in Paris.[1][2] His father, Henri Pavillon (unknown-1651), was a painter.[2] His mother was Marguerite Guilheme.[2] His brother, Claude Pavillon, was a painter too, and his other brother, Henri Pavillon, was a sculptor.[2] He was trained as an architect in Paris from 1625 to 1630.[2]


As an architect, his work focused on Roman Catholic religious buildings and on hôtel particuliers for the wealthy elite.[2]

He designed the Chapelle des Ursulines, a Roman Catholic chapel on the Rue Mignet listed as a monument historique since 1924.[1] Additionally, he designed the Chapelle Saint Mitre, another Roman Catholic chapel, on the Route d'Eguilles.[1]

He designed the Hôtel de Boisgelin located at 11, rue du Quatre-Septembre and listed since 1964.[1] He also designed the Hôtel de Lestang-Parade located at 18, rue de l'Opéra and listed since 1980.[1] Additionally, he designed the Hôtel de Forbin located at 20 Cours Mirabeau and listed since 1990.[1] He also designed the sculptures in the courtyard of the City Hall in Aix, listed since 1995.[1] Additionally, he designed the Pavillon Vendôme, listed since 1953.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Madeleine Clemens on February 15, 1638.[2] They had two sons:

  • Balthazard Pavillon (1648-1729).[2]
  • Jean Pavillon (1651-unknown).[2]

He married Madeleine Grivet on December 18, 1653.[2] They had three children:

  • Magdeleine Pavillon (1655-unknown).[2]
  • Françoise Pavillon (1656-unknown).[2]
  • François Pavillon (1670-unknown).[2]

He died on November 24, 1670 in Aix-en-Provence.[1][2]


The Rue Pavillon in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honour.[3]

Secondary source[edit]

  • Jean Boyer, Pierre Pavillon (1612-1670): un architecte-sculpteur parisien en Provence (Nobele, 1968).[4]


Buildings designed by Pierre Pavillon
Chapelle des Ursulines in Aix-en-Provence
Chapelle des Ursulines in Aix-en-Provence 
Hôtel de Boisgelin in Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Boisgelin in Aix-en-Provence 
Hôtel de Lestang-Parade in Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Lestang-Parade in Aix-en-Provence 
Hôtel de Forbin in Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Forbin in Aix-en-Provence 
City Hall in Aix-en-Provence
City Hall in Aix-en-Provence 
Pavillon Vendôme in Aix-en-Provence
Pavillon Vendôme in Aix-en-Provence