Friday, April 22, 2011
L'hôtel de Saint-Aignan
Here is another of these Paris jewels that I never new of (I actually discovered it because I had an appointment with a dentist nearby!). This is L'hôtel de Saint-Aignan, a magnificent building built between 1644 and 1650 and bought by Paul de Beauvilliers, duc de Saint-Aignan (now you know why it's called that way!), in 1688. It's located at 71, rue du Temple, right in the heart of Le Marais. I did not get to see the inside as I was really in a hurry today when I took this photo, but I will. Actually everybody can, for now it's a museum: le musée d'Art juif et d'histoire du Judaïsme (Jewish art and history museum) and at the moment they have a Chagall exhibit.