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Sign: Paris - History of Paris - Hôtel de Soubise

60 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 de Soubise
Edifié de 1704 à 1708 par Nicolas-Alexis Delamair pour François de Rohan, prince de Soubise, il remplace deux hôtels antérieurs: celui du connétable Olivier de Clisson (fin XIVe siècle) dont subsistent deux tourelles rue des Archives, et celui de la puissante famille des Guise. Au XVIIIe siècle, le maréchal de Soubise y accueillit le concert des amateurs. La décoration intérieure conserve, au rez-de-chaussée, le salon du prince dans une petite rotonde édifiée par Boffrand, et à l’étage, l’appartement de la princesse avec la chambre d’apparat et le salon ovale aux peintures de Boucher et Natoire. Affecté aux Archives nationales en 1808, il abrite depuis 1867 le musée de l’Histoire de France.

[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 Hôtel de Soubise, which is now part of the National Archives

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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 de Soubise
Built from 1704 to 1708 by Nicolas-Alexis Delamair for François de Rohan, prince of Soubise, it replaced two previous hotels: that of the constable Olivier de Clisson (late 14th century) of which two turrets remain on rue des Archives, and that of the powerful family of the Guises. In the 18th century, Marshal de Soubise hosted the concert of amateurs there. The interior decoration preserves, on the ground floor, the prince’s salon in a small rotunda built by Boffrand, and upstairs, the princess’s apartment with the state bedroom and the oval salon with paintings by Boucher and Natoire. Assigned to the National Archives in 1808, it has housed the Museum of the History of France since 1867.

[Illustration of the Building]

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