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Hôtel de Vendôme
History of the Vendôme

Hôtel de Vendôme

History of the Vendôme

Built in 1723 by Pierre Perrin, the Sun King’s secretary, this elegant building was by turns a private residence and a seat of government.

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History of the Vendôme

Built in 1723 by Pierre Perrin, the Sun King’s secretary, this elegant building was in turn a private residence and a seat of government, then in 1842 the embassy of the young Republic of Texas whose independence France was the first to recognise.

The square is named from the fact that n°1 was the site of the former Vendôme family residence.

Three centuries of art, culture and elegance make it a unique address in Paris.

Today the place Vendôme is the temple of Parisian jewellery, and gives onto Paris’s most brilliant quartier, with its haute couture, antique dealers, art galleries, the Opera and the Louvre museum.

The Hotel de Vendôme is thus a unique jewel, on a par with all the precious stones in the vicinity.