Hôtel d'Angoulême Lamoignon

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View of the facade from the courtyard

The Hôtel d'Angoulême Lamoignon is a hôtel particulier, or grand private house, in the Le Marais district of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, at the corner of number 24 rue Pavée and the rue des Francs-Bourgeois. Its nearest Metro stop is Saint-Paul. Since 1969 it has been the home of the Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris.

History[edit]

It was built in the Renaissance style from 1584 onwards by Diane de France, legitimised daughter of Henry II of France and the young Filippa Duci from Piedmont. An archival discovery of 1984 has shown that Louis Métezeau was the architect. The house was previously attributed to Baptiste Androuet du Cerceau on stylistic grounds.[1]

Description[edit]

Gate
Watchtower of the hôtel d’Angoulême Lamoignon at the corner of rue des Francs-Bourgeois and rue Pavée.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ballon, Hilary (1991). The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism, p. 43. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-02309-2.

Coordinates: 48°51′25″N 2°21′43″E / 48.85694°N 2.36194°E / 48.85694; 2.36194