Hôtel de Vogüé - Dijon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 47° 19.360 E 005° 02.525
31T E 654310 N 5243044
Quick Description: [FR] Cet hôtel est édifié vers 1614 pour Etienne Bouhier, conseiller au parlement de Bourgogne. [EN] One of the finest Dijon houses to be built after the Wars of Religion was the Hotel de Vogue in the rue de la Chouette.
Location: France
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 3:01:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM63R1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 15

Long Description:
[FR] Les fenêtres du premier étage sont agrandies en 1737 pour installer des balcons selon la mode du temps. La galerie qui relie les deux ailes du bâtiment repose sur un magnifique portique Renaissance à trois arcades (côté cour). L'hôtel passe en 1766 dans la famille de Vogüé lors du mariage de Catherine Bouhier avec Cerice-François de Vogüé. Il abrite aujourd'hui le service de l'architecture et des affaires culturelles de la Ville de Dijon.

[EN] Etienne Bouhier, conseiller de parlement from 1607 to 1635, was certainly the builder and allegedly the designer of this miniature palace. If this was the work of an inspired amateur, it was an amateur inspired by a passion for the minutest details of Renaissance decoration. But it is difficult to believe that the inner face of the entrance screen is the creation of an amateur. The visitor who penetrates the courtyard passes through a triple arched screen which presents towards the house a tour de force of Renaissance architecture.

The three arches are contained within a Corinthian order. The central arch, slightly larger than those who flank it, forms the entrance and breaks forward enough to permit the use of free-standing columns ; those to either side are flat pilasters. The frieze and cornice are of an intricacy of design which is only equalled by the precision of its execution. In both the side arches the spandrels are filled with figures of women who act as side-supporters to the monogram of Etienne Bouhier and his two wives - EBMG : Bouhier, Massol and Giroux.


Dénomination de l'édifice (from Merimee DB): hôtel

Localisation (from Merimee DB): Dijon

Siècle de la campagne principale de construction (from Merimee DB): 16e siècle ; 1ère moitié 17e siècle

Date de versement de la notice (Merimee DB): 01/05/1911

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Adresse de l'édifice (from Merimee DB): Not listed

Précision sur la protection de l'édifice (from Merimee DB): Not listed

Photo with MH logo pictured included?: Not Listed

Référence de la notice (from Merimee DB): Not listed

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