Hôtel de Valentinois

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The Hôtel as painted frae across present-day Rue Raynouard in the 1770s bi Nicolas Pérignon.

The Hôtel de Valentinois wis an hôtel particulier, a kind o lairge tounhouse of Fraunce, in Passy, bordering at its greatest extent present-day Rue Raynouard, present-day Rue des Vignes (opposite to Château de Passy), Rue Bois-le-Vent,[1] tae present-day Rue de l'Annonciation.[1]

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In 1710, the hôtel wis owned bi à Olympe de Brouilly, wha mairit Louis d'Aumont, Duke o Aumont but thay separatit. After his daith in 1723, his grandson Louis Marie Augustin d'Aumont, Duke o Aumont inheritit it an then sold it in 1724 tae Nicolas Alexandre de Ségur, Marquis o Ségur, president o the Parliament o Bordeaux. The latter in turn cedit it in 1735 tae Jacques Goyon, Duke o Valentinois.

In 1750, the Duke gave the hotel tae his dochter-in-law, Marie Christine de Rouvroy Saint-Simon, who enlarged it an then bequeathed it in 1774 tae her cousin, the Jacques Philippe de Choiseul, Duke o Stainville. The latter sold it in 1776 tae Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont, grand master o water an forests. Between 1777 an 1785, he lodged Benjamin Franklin there, first in the mansion adjoining the orangery, then in the hotel's oriental pavilion, locatit at present-day no 66 rue Raynouard. Henri Bouchot notes that Le Ray de Chaumont sells the hotel in three lots, while Jacques Hillairet mentions that in 1791, two people share it.

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  1. a b Simon, Davray-Piekolek, Lacour-Veyranne & Dole, p. 119.