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Sign: Paris - History of Paris - Hotel de Mayenne

21 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
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On the sign:
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris]

Histoire de Paris

Hotel de Mayenne
Le 10 septembre 1605, Charles de Lorraine, duc d Mayenne, acquiert l’hôtel de Perusse des Cars, ancier hôtel de Pute y Musse ou de Petit Musc, et en confie la reconstruction à un architecte de la famille du Cerceau. Achevé en 1617, l’hôtel reste dans la famille de Lorraine plus d’un siècle et demi, avant d’être acheté par Lefèvre d’Ormesson. L’architecte Boffrand l’adapte à la mode nouvelle en 1709, en remplaçant les fenêtres du rez-de-chaussée par des arcades et en créant une mezzanine.

[Illustration of the place]

Vendu en 1812 à Pierre Favart, l’hôtel est mutilé et transformé par lui en école des Francs-Bourgeois Les frères des écoles chrétiennes ont repris l’établissement en 1870.
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One of the series of signs describing historical places in Paris. The signs were placed starting in 1992 and are also called sucettes Starck (Starck’s Lollipops) after Philippe Starck who designed them.

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Translation of the text on the sign:

[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris]

History of Paris

Hotel de Mayenne
On September 10, 1605, Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, acquired the Hôtel de Perusse des Cars, the former Hôtel de Pute y Musse or Petit Musc, and entrusted its reconstruction to an architect from the Cerceau family. Completed in 1617, the hotel remained in the Lorraine family for more than a century and a half, before being bought by Lefèvre d’Ormesson. The architect Boffrand adapted it to the new fashion in 1709, replacing the windows on the ground floor with arcades and creating a mezzanine.

[Illustration of the place]

Sold in 1812 to Pierre Favart, the hotel was mutilated and transformed by him into a Francs-Bourgeois school. The Brothers of the Christian Schools took over the establishment in 1870.

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