Hôtel de Chevreuse (rue Saint-Thomas-du-Louvre)

Hôtel de Longueville, as engraved by Jean Marot (c. 1670)[1]

The Hôtel de Chevreuse (later the Hôtel de Longueville) was an aristocratic townhouse (hôtel particulier) in Paris, France. It was built 1622–1623 to the designs of the architect Clément Métezeau for Claude of Lorraine, Duke of Chevreuse and was located on the west side of the rue Saint-Thomas-du-Louvre on a site now part of the Cour Napoléon on the west side of the Louvre.[2][3] The hôtel is depicted on the 1652 Gomboust map of Paris with an entrance screen and a central porte cochère on the rue Saint-Thomas-du Louvre, a cour d'honneur with two lateral wings and a corps de logis between the entrance court and a large garden, which runs all the way to the rue Saint-Niçaise on the west. It became the Hôtel de Longueville in 1662[4] and was engraved by Jean Marot.[1] It is also shown in a somewhat different configuration[5] on the Turgot map of Paris, published in 1739. The hôtel was destroyed in 1834.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Deutsch 2015, pp. 177, 464.
  2. ^ a b Gady 2008, p. 309 "Chevreuse (hôtel de), rue Saint-Thomas-du-Louvre".
  3. ^ Berty 1885, pp. 103–105.
  4. ^ Gady 2003, p. 309; Berty 1885, p. 103.
  5. ^ The entrance court and the lateral wings appear to be much shorter than in Marot's engraving or on the Gomboust map.

BibliographyEdit

  • Berty, Adolphe (1885). "Hôtel d'O, de la Vieuville, de Chevreuse, d'Épernon, et de Longueville", pp. 103–105, in Topographie historique du vieux Paris: Région du Louvre et des Tuileries, second edition, vol. 1. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale.
  • Deutsch, Kristina (2015). Jean Marot : Un graveur d'architecture à l'époque de Louis XIV. Berlin: De Gruyter. ISBN 9783110375954.
  • Gady, Alexandre (2008). Les Hôtels particuliers de Paris du Moyen Âge à la Belle Époque. Paris: Parigramme. ISBN 9782840962137.

Coordinates: 48°51′40.745″N 2°20′4.650″E / 48.86131806°N 2.33462500°E / 48.86131806; 2.33462500