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Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Mansion, Classical in Aix-en-Provence
  • This private mansion is one of three buildings in Aix-en-Provence in the colossal order.

    In 1671 Joseph de Martiny, Paymaster-General of France, had work carried out in the family home of his wife, Louise-Françoise d'Estienne de Saint Jean.

    The solemn and sober order of the frontage is attributed to the stone-cutter, entrepreneur and architect Louis Jaubert, his son Jean-Claude and his nephews Jean and Laurent Vallon.

    The vestibule leads to a large "vanity" staircase in wrought iron....
    This private mansion is one of three buildings in Aix-en-Provence in the colossal order.

    In 1671 Joseph de Martiny, Paymaster-General of France, had work carried out in the family home of his wife, Louise-Françoise d'Estienne de Saint Jean.

    The solemn and sober order of the frontage is attributed to the stone-cutter, entrepreneur and architect Louis Jaubert, his son Jean-Claude and his nephews Jean and Laurent Vallon.

    The vestibule leads to a large "vanity" staircase in wrought iron.

    Overlooking the intimate garden is a suite of rooms, including is a boudoir with a painted cupola held up by moulded atlantes, and five charming little cherubs with flowers.

    This structure was created by the sculptors Jean-Louis Michel and Jean Routier and the painter Jean André.

    Listed as a Historical Monument in 1937, it now houses the Old Aix Museum and its collections evoking the traditions of Aix and its region.
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