Pavillon de l'Horloge

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Coordinates: 48°51′38.21″N 2°20′15.70″E / 48.8606139°N 2.3376944°E / 48.8606139; 2.3376944

The Pavillon de l’Horloge (French, "Clock Pavilion"), also known as the Pavillon Sully, is a prominent pavilion located in the center of the west wing of the Cour Carrée (Square Court) of the Palais du Louvre in Paris. The two names Pavillon de l'Horloge and Pavillon Sully are now often reserved for the central pavilion's eastern and western faces, respectively.[1]

The east facade of the Pavillon de l'Horloge (part of the west facade of the Cour Carrée), designed by Jacques Lemercier

Pavillon de l'HorlogeEdit

The pavilion was built just north of the older Lescot Wing between 1624 and about 1645. The famous structure, with its square-domed roof, was designed by architect Jacques Lemercier (1585–1654).[2] The name comes from a clock (French: horloge) later incorporated into its elevation.

Pavillon SullyEdit

The structure become known as the Pavillon Sully (after Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully) early in the 19th century. Its western facade was completely remodeled by Hector Lefuel in the 1850s during the Second Empire.


  1. ^ Bautier 1995, p. 43.
  2. ^ Gady 2005, pp. 368–381.


  • Bautier, Geneviève Bresc (1995). The Louvre: An Architectural History. New York: The Vendome Press. ISBN 9780865659636.
  • Blunt, Anthony (1960). "Two Unpublished Drawings by Lemercier for the Pavillon de l'Horloge", The Burlington Magazine, vol. 102, no. 691 (October), pp. 446–448. JSTOR 873224
  • Blunt, Anthony; Beresford, Richard (1999). Art and architecture in France, 1500-1700. New Haven Connecticut: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07748-3.
  • Gady, Alexandre (2005). Jacques Lemercier, architecte et ingénieur du Roi. Paris: Maison des sciences de l'homme. ISBN 9782735110421.

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