Christophe Gamard, Gamar or Gamart, was a 17th-century French architect, who worked in Paris and died there in 1649.[1]



He was a master mason in 1613, an architect of the old Saint-Sulpice in 1623 (and began its reconstruction after 1643), and a city juror (juré de la Ville) in 1626. He was an assistant of Claude Vellefaux, the supervising architect (architecte voyer) of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and succeeded him in that position in 1627. He became an architect of the king (architecte du roi) in 1639.[2]



He married Claude Vellefaux's daughter, Étiennette Vellefaux. They had two sons, Christophe and Hubert. Widowed, he married Marie Gillier in 1648, despite the opposition of his sons.[2]

His brother, Philippot Gamard, worked on the Hotel de Nemours, rue Séguier [fr], in 1620, and at houses, current rues de Sévigné and Rue des Trois-Portes [fr] between 1616 and 1619.[2]




  1. ^ Georges Brunel 1994, p. 495 ("Saint-Sulpice"), in Le Guide du patrimoine de Paris, edited by Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos. Oudin 1994, p. 136, gives "circa 1654."
  2. ^ a b c d Jean-Pierre Babelon, Demeures parisiennes sous Henri IV et Louis XIII, Paris, Éditions Hazan, 1991, ISBN 9782850252518, p. 256.
  3. ^ Histoire pénitentiaire et justice militaire : l’Abbaye, maison d’arrêt et de discipline militaire à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
  4. ^ L'Hôpital Laennec 400 ans d'histoire de la médecine on Pour la Science
  5. ^ Pérouse de Montclos 1995, p. 514.
  6. ^ Jeanne Pronteau, Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1974 ISBN 978-2-600-05333-4, p. 547. Read online.
  7. ^ Georges Brunel 1994, p. 495 ("Saint-Sulpice"), in Pérouse de Montclos 1995, p. 495.