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The extravagant renaissance of the chancellery of Orléans


Built in the Palais-Royal, this splendid 18th century hotel has just seen its decor redeployed in the Marais. A saga of a strange project, which was achieved thanks to the determination of Bertrand du Vignaud.

Pushing open the door of the Hôtel de Rohan, one would almost expect the Marquis de Voyer to arrive any minute, cross "his" large living room decorated by Coypel to reach his room while putti and in woodwork.

This, however, is only appearance: barely two years ago, this building, located in the quadrangle of the National Archives in Paris, contained only offices or empty rooms.

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Eighty years after having almost been thrown in the dumpster, extraordinary 18th century decorations of a former Parisian mansion have just been reassembled, recreating four wonderful rooms that were once legendary.

The history of this long-term project is extravagant and the result, out of the ordinary: it is a whole decorative past and a Parisian art of living which has just resurfaced, where we did not expect it.

Built at the beginning of the 18th century by the architect Germain Boffrand, redecorated in the 1760s by Charles De Wailly, the Chancellerie d'Orléans once stood at the edge of the garden

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Source: lefigaro

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