Friday, May 25, 2007

Hotel de Sully

Hotel de Sully: A Hotel in Paris is not necessarily a Hotel. Well, anyway, the historically accurate architectural use of the term here refers just to a mansion or spiffy upperclass luxury home during the "ancien regime" days (the time before the revolution-guillotine-off-with-their-heads-oops-you-dropped-your-wig time). This "Hotel," in a Renaissance/Classical style, dates to around 1625, and was best known as the home of one of Henri IV's ministers who was named, you guessed it, Sully! It is one of many mansions like this found in the Le Marais district we visited today.

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