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AM271 The Hôtel Bourrienne: A little-known but exceptional heritage

  • 27 Mar 2012
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Meet at 3.15pm at Hotel de Bourienne, 58 Rue d'Hauteville, PARIS 75010. Métro: Bonne Nouvelle, Poissonnière, Château d'Eau.


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Tuesday, March 27
Hotel BourienneLocated in the 10th district, the small "hôtel particulier" BOURRIENNE is a rare example of the Directoire style.  This monument, built in 1789-98 and now classed as an historic monument, was occupied by Fortunée Hamelin, born in Martinique, like her friend the Empress Josephine. Fortunée Hamelin was ‘une Merveilleuse’, a fashionable aristocratic woman of the
Directory period notorious for parading topless down the Champs-Elysées. The Hôtel was eventually taken over by Louis Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Napoleon's friend and private secretary.

Please join us on a guided tour and discover the sumptuous rooms and furniture of this hôtel which is still inhabited today. This hôtel is a true "symbol of what the neighborhood was at its peak in the Directory period".

Instructor: Sandra Cominotto became a guide/speaker following her studies in art history and archeology at la Sorbonne and Ecole du Louvre. She has presented both exhibitions and Paris monuments to a variety of audiences since 2003, covering subjects including the history of cities, districts, monuments and works of art from an historical, social and technical point of view. She has several years of experience working for Paris museums.

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