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"Hotel de Beauvais, 68 rue Francois Miron 4th." Top 5 Page for this destination Paris Off The Beaten Path Tip by pfsmalo

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  Splendid facade with the balcony.
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  • Splendid facade with the balcony. - Paris
      Splendid facade with the balcony.
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  • Hotel de Beauvais, 68 rue Francois Miron 4th. - Paris
  • The inerior courtyard. - Paris
      The inerior courtyard.
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This superb building was commenced in 1654 for Catherine Bellier, a chambermaid in the service of Anne of Austria. Given the land for "services rendered", making her son, Louis XIV world-wise, euphemisticly meaning, she helped him become a non-virgin.
In 1660 at the date of the inauguration of the mansion, Anne, Mazarin and others assisted from a balcony of Louis and his new bride Marie-Therese of Spain as they entered Paris.

At the young age of 7, Mozart is known to have stayed here during 5 months, before it was taken over during the Revolution and turned into offices.

Bought by the Paris town hall in 1943 and turned into flats for rent, but left abandoned around 1985. It has finally been renovated and is now the home of the Appeals Court Administration since 2004. For a time the "Association pour le sauvegarde du Vieux-Paris" had its offices here. just before this.

It can only be visited through an official guided group but nothing to stop you having a look at the interior courtyard.

Nearest metro is St. Paul.

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  • Written Jun 6, 2011
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