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1709 – Hôtel de Soubise, Paris

Architect: Pierre Alexis Delamair



Now used as the National Archives, this was originally built as a home for Francois de Rohan, Prince of Soubise. The house has a massive forecourt surrounded by a double pillared colonnade. The facade of the building has a fine two storey corps-de-logis with sculptural decoration. The building was extended by Germain Boffrand between 1732-39, There is also a fine entrance gateway from Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.

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