Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hôtel de Sully

John and I loved to walk through the elegant Hôtel de Sully whenever going to and from Place des Vosges and Rue Saint-Antoine in the Marais.
The 17th century private palace was built between 1625-1630 in the Louis XIII Style. This is the front entrance.
I love the courtyard of the palace
with its cool decorations
and its pair of sphinx at the stairs.
The formal parterre garden at the rear of the complex looks onto the Orangery and a passage into the Place des Vosges.
The view from the Orangery.
The building now houses the Centre of National Monuments and a bookstore that is worth a visit.

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