Hôtel de Rambouillet

(Reguidit frae Hotel de Rambouillet)

The Hôtel de Rambouillet was the Paris residence of Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, wha ran a renowned literar salon there frae 1620 until 1648.[1] Formerly the Hôtel de Pisani, it was situated in the rue Saint-Thomas-du-Louvre, in a former quarter o Paris (demolished during the 19t century) an locatit atween the Louvre an Tuileries pailace, near the then much smaller Place du Carrousel, in the area o what wis tae become the Pavillon Turgot o the Louvre Museum. (This Hôtel de Rambouillet, formerly Hôtel de Pisani, should not be confused with the ane bi same name situatit on Rue Saint-Honoré, which belonged tae the Angennes faimily who sold it in December 1602, and on which site Cardinal Richelieu began biggin his Palais Cardinal in 1624.) During this time the Hôtel wis frequented bi fowk like Madame de Sévigné, Madame de La Fayette, Mademoiselle de Scudéry, the Duchesse de Longueville, the La Grande Mademoiselle, Jean Louis Guez de Balzac, Bossuet, Jean Chapelain, Corneille, François de Malherbe, Racan, Richelieu, Duke o La Rochefoucauld, Paul Scarron, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, an Vincent Voiture.

Drawing o the aulde Hôtel de Rambouillet.