Architect : Cerceau, Jean du
Locality : Paris
Country : France
Building style : Baroque
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“In his mid-seventies when he moved into this mansion, the duc de Sully, also known as Maximilien de Béhune, marquis de Rosny, had a rousing good time here, as did his heirs. The old duke loved dancing with young women of ill-repute under the arcades of Place Royale, now the nearby Place des Vosges, while he accommodated his young wife and her lovers by building them separate apartments within this residence. His daughter, the duchesse de Rohan, fooled around here, too, and had an illegitimate son. A century later, Voltaire challenged the then-prince de Rohan who lived here to a duel, but Rohan had Voltaire thrown in prison instead.”
One Thousand Buildings of Paris, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2003, p. 154.
Ed. Katriina Puputti