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.
The place where the sign stands was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image
The illustration in the center of the sign is shown here at magnification Click for a larger image
In the enlarged picture you can see the sign indicating that the place is a school
1843 Click for a larger image 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.