Various signs
The ultimate street signs, historical sites and house numbers
× Want to add signs? There is an app! Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

Sign: Blois - Saumery House

Rue du Palais, 41000 Blois, France
Click here for a map that contains other items in the area

On the sign:
Au 17e siècle, Jacques Charron, marquis de Ménars, achète l’hôtel de Saumery. Malgré sa fortune, il ne réalise que des travaux de réaménagement: l’hôtel urbain n’est plus qu’un pied à terre et sa résidence principale se situe désormais au château de Ménars. Les filles de Jacques Charron réalisent des alliances prestigieuses: Marie épouse Colbert, premier ministre du roi, et Catherine Jacques de Johanne de La Carre, seigneur de Saumery et gouverneur de Chambord. En 1697, Monseigneur de Bertier, premier évêque de Blois, y séjourne en attendant la construction de son palais épiscopal.

In the 17th century Jacques Charron, Marquis de Ménars, purchased the Hôtel Saumery. Despite his fortune; he only completed some of the renovations because the urban town house was no more than a secondary residence, his main one being Château de Ménars. Jácques Charron’s daughters married well. Marie wed Colbert, the king’s Prime Minister and Catherine became the wife of Jacques de Johanne de La Carre, Lord-of Saumery and Governor of Chambord
In 1697, Monseigneur de Bertier, the first Bishop of Blois, stayed here until construction work had finished on the bishop’s palace.

[Emblem of the Blois Municipality]
[Logo of Les directions régionales des affaires culturelles]
[old logo of Villes et Pays d’art et d’histoire]
Add comments, corrections, or missing information. After clicking the "Submit" button you will be taken to a page where you will be required to specify your name and email address.
Please note, you do not need to specify details about the item, these details will be automatically added

The ultimate street signs, historical sites and house numbers

Initiating the site - Eli Zvuluny - Programming and building the site Possible Worlds Ltd. Possible Worlds Ltd. © 2019-2024

© ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - The site and its content are copyright protected. The full copyrights of the site's content belong to Eli Zvuluny. All images in the site (unless another photographer is mentioned) were taken by Eli Zvuluny that has the full copyrights on them. The use of any images or other materials included herein, in whole or part, for any purpose is expressly prohibited without the written permission of Eli Zvuluny. .