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Hôtel de Soubise

Hôtel de Soubise
Museum of French History
Paris IIIème (France)
60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003
Subway station : Châtelet - Les Halles , Rambuteau, Saint-Paul
The Hôtel de Soubise is a city mansion entre cour et jardin, located at 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, in the IIIème arrondissement of Paris.
   Hôtel de Soubise : Virtual tour   19 sections and 78 items
Hôtel de Soubise : Indoor Architecture (10)

Appartement du Prince

Ground floor

Salon ovale (8)

approx. between 1735 and 1738

Appartement de la Princesse

First floor

Petite chambre de la princesse (5)

approx. between 1735 and 1739

Salle d'assemblée (11)

approx. between 1735 and 1739

Salle du Dais
approx. between 1735 and 1739

Salon ovale (15)

between 1735 and 1739


Escalier d'honneur (3)

between 1840 and 1846
Hôtel de Soubise : Outdoor Architecture (9)

Hôtel de Rohan

between 1705 and 1708

Relationship with : Armand de Rohan-Soubise
Hôtel de Soubise : Hours   
Open daily excepted thursday
monday/friday : 10h00/17h45
saturday and sunday : 13h45/17h45

Hôtel de Soubise : Description   
Since a Napoleonic decree of 1808, this residence has become the property of the State. Nowadays it hosts the Musée de l'Histoire de France (Museum of French History) and a part of the French National Archives.
Hôtel de Soubise : History   
The Hôtel de Soubise was built for the Prince and Princess de Soubise on the site of a manor house built in 1375. On March 27, 1700, François de Rohan, prince de Soubise bought the Hôtel de Clisson and asked the architect Pierre-Alexis Delamair to remodel it completely. Works started in 1704.

Interiors by Germain Boffrand, created about 1735-1740 and partly dismantled, are accounted among the high points of the rococo style in France. They constituted the new apartments of the Prince on the ground floor and the Princesse on the piano nobile, both of which featured oval salons looking into the garden. These rooms that have changed very little since the 18th century, including the Chambre du prince, Salon ovale du prince, Chambre d'apparat de la princesse, an amusing Cabinet des singes (Monkey Cabinet), and the very fine Salon ovale de la princesse with gilded carvings and mirror-glass embedded in the boiserie and ceiling canvases and overdoors by François Boucher, Charles-Joseph Natoire, and Carle Van Loo.

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