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Sign: Paris - History of Paris - Hôtel d’Almeyras

30 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris, France
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On the sign:
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris]

Histoire de Paris

Hôtel d’Almeyras
En 1611, Pierre d’Alméras acheta le terrain à sa sœur pour y faire bâtir par Louis Métezeau, alors architecte au Louvre avec Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, un hôtel, achevé dès 1612. Aucun décor intérieur d’origine n’a subsisté. D’Alméras, ami du maréchal de Bassompierre, devenu en 1615 général des postes et relais de France, mourut en 1637. Son frère vendit l’hôtel en 1655 à Louis Bétault, président de la Chambre des Comptes, qui fit remplacer le vieil escalier à double noyau entre cour et jardin par l’escalier actuel, de style Louis XIV, placé dans l’aile gauche. Au XVIIIe siècle, Robert Langlois de la Fortelle refait le décor intérieur de l’hôtel, dont il reste quelques boise- ries Louis XV.

[Illustration of the Building]
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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.

The sign describes the Mansion from the 17th century.

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Translation of the text on the sign:

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

History of Paris

Hôtel d’Almeyras
In 1611, Pierre d’Alméras bought the land from his sister to have a hotel built by Louis Métezeau, then an architect at the Louvre with Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, which was completed in 1612. No original interior decoration has survived. D’Alméras, friend of Marshal de Bassompierre, who in 1615 became General of the Post Office and Relay of France, died in 1637. His brother sold the hotel in 1655 to Louis Bétault, President of the Chamber of Accounts, who replaced the old staircase double core between courtyard and garden by the current staircase, Louis XIV style, placed in the left wing. In the 18th century, Robert Langlois de la Fortelle redone the interior decor of the hotel, of which some Louis XV woodwork remains.

[Illustration of the Building]

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