Hôtel Raousset-Boulbon

The Hôtel Raousset-Boulbon (a.k.a. Hôtel Fauris de Saint-Vincens) is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence.

Hôtel Raousset-Boulbon
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General information
TypeHôtel particulier
Address14 Cours Mirabeau
Town or cityAix-en-Provence
CountryFrance
Completed1660

LocationEdit

It is located at number 14 on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence.[1]

HistoryEdit

It was built in 1660 for Honoré de Rascas, Lord of Le Cannet and Advisor to the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence.

It was purchased by Antoine de Fauris in 1739. It later became the private residence of his son, Jules-François-Paul Fauris de Saint-Vincens (1718-1798), who served as the President à mortier of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence in 1746. Later, his grandson, Alexandre de Fauris de Saint-Vincens (1750-1815), who served as President a mortier of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence in 1782 and later as Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1808 to 1809, lived there too.

On the ground floor, there is a vestibule, a big lounge looking out to a private garden, a bedroom and a library, as well as two additional rooms which are rented out to the Société Générale, a French bank.[1] On the first floor, there is another big lounge, another bedroom and another library, all looking out to the garden.[1] There is also a second floor.

Heritage signifianceEdit

Since 1983, the building has been listed as a monument historique.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Base Mérimée: PA00081048, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

Coordinates: 43°31′35″N 5°26′51″E / 43.5264°N 5.4475°E / 43.5264; 5.4475