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Hôtel de Lauzun, Paris

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 10 reviews on the web
The Hôtel de Lauzun on the quai d'Anjou, Île Saint-Louis, Paris, is the rival of the Hôtel Lambert among the few hôtels particuliers that retain their rich carved, painted, mirrored and gilded interiors from the time of Louis XIV.The hôtel particulier was not built by the Duc de Lauzun, whose name it bears, but by a rich financier, Charles Gruyn des Bordes, the son of an inn-keeper grown rich from his trade and richer still, according to a pamphleteer, through speculations enabled by his title as general commissioner of cavalry during the civil disorders of the Fronde.Gruyn des Bordes had purchased the lot in 1641, but by the time he was prepared to build, he had new neighbours in the Île Saint-Louis to emulate, namely, the Hôtel Lambert de Thorigny. His new wife, Geneviève de Mony, hastened the completion of the house, completed in 1657 from designs by Louis Le Vau. Gruyn's initial 'G' is interlaced with her 'M' on chimneybreasts and throughout the decor. Gruyn, however, had Nicolas Fouquet as a patron and shared in Fouquet's disastrous fall. An inquest into his financial dealings found him guilty of fraud; he was thrown into prison and died there. His widow, having kept her financial affairs separate from his, survived his ruin and left the hotel to her son.
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  • Facing the Ile Saint Louis Ange shore House is tightly surrounded. Per is very quiet and hear the sounds of the second hand of the clock is right in the middle of Paris. So much in the modest House that owns the hotel decorated in gold have balconies overhead looks in the gutter next to the entrance is decorated with a gold Dolphin jumped into eyes, there was some pomp this hotel only. It is remained the name Rozan Duke of the second generation of 10 people also changed owner, built in the middle of the 17th century. Even famous people who lived in the Baudelaire has still lived for two years, wrote "flowers of evil" desk, as Rainer Maria Rilke and Wagner stayed. In 1948, was used as accommodations for Queen Elizabeth shortly after their marriage. The city of Paris guesthouse, has entered France leading-edge Research Institute also. Admission was not, not in the street in front of the hotel I'm in Street, while to view the photos returned to the one residing in the South apart mat.
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  • This mansion of the Duke of Lozena, a relative of Louis 14, built in the 17 century. The outside looks strictly and even a few ascetic, but emotions left after viewing the Interior (open only part of the premises to view), it is difficult to convey in words, full of delight: beautiful paintings, stucco, painting, gilding, all very beautiful!
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  • The mansion of the Duke de Lozena was built on the island of Saint Louis in the 17th century. The building looks strong on the outside, and this greatly contrasts with the interior decoration. I saw the mansion in one of the films and was ready to see the luxurious interiors. But in life, they look much more interesting. To me they made a stunning impression. Several rooms are open for inspection to climb the monumental stairs. Upper lobby is decorated with statues of Apollo and Minerva, ceilings painted with frescoes. Walls are completely decorated with gilded carvings and paintings. To convey the excitement of seeing, very difficult. The mansion is well worth a visit.
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  • History. Lohnt sich zu besichtigen
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