Paris . hoses deIesprit quaux vanit& de cour ; il rassemblait dans son hotel unesociite choisie, et faisait concurrence aux samedis de Mile deScud^ry. Les pontes avaient le pas sur les prosateurs, chez GaspardFieubet, qui se m§lait de faire des vers et qui fut Iami de la Fontaine.—Paris d travers les dges. Behind the Boulevard Henri IV., on the west, was theHotel de Lesdiguiferes, built by the Italian financierS^bastien Zamet, the friend of Henri IV., who constantlycame with Gabrielle dEstrees to this hotel, called by thepeople le palais damour du rot. It was after a supper herethat Gabrielle

Paris . hoses deIesprit quaux vanit& de cour ; il rassemblait dans son hotel unesociite choisie, et faisait concurrence aux samedis de Mile deScud^ry. Les pontes avaient le pas sur les prosateurs, chez GaspardFieubet, qui se m§lait de faire des vers et qui fut Iami de la Fontaine.—Paris d travers les dges. Behind the Boulevard Henri IV., on the west, was theHotel de Lesdiguiferes, built by the Italian financierS^bastien Zamet, the friend of Henri IV., who constantlycame with Gabrielle dEstrees to this hotel, called by thepeople le palais damour du rot. It was after a supper herethat Gabrielle Stock Photo
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Paris . hoses deIesprit quaux vanit& de cour ; il rassemblait dans son hotel unesociite choisie, et faisait concurrence aux samedis de Mile deScud^ry. Les pontes avaient le pas sur les prosateurs, chez GaspardFieubet, qui se m§lait de faire des vers et qui fut Iami de la Fontaine.—Paris d travers les dges. Behind the Boulevard Henri IV., on the west, was theHotel de Lesdiguiferes, built by the Italian financierS^bastien Zamet, the friend of Henri IV., who constantlycame with Gabrielle dEstrees to this hotel, called by thepeople le palais damour du rot. It was after a supper herethat Gabrielle first felt the pangs of which she died (1599),and which are supposed to have been caused by poison. 210 PARIS After the death of Sebastian Zamet, in 1614, the hotel wassold to the Constable de Lesdiguiferes, who gave his nameto it. A century later, 1717, the Czar Peter I. of Russialodged there during his visit to Paris. The hotel has longbeen destroyed, but the formation of the boulevard disclosed. ^HM h6tel de lavalette. the sculptured tomb of a cat of Francois Marguerite deGondy, Duchesse de Lesdigui^res, inscribed— Cy-gist une chatte jolie ;Sa maltresse, qui naima rlen,Laima jusques i la folie . .Pourquoi le dire 1 On le voit bien. The Quai Henry IV., beyond the Quai des C^lestins,occupies the site of the He Louviers, now united to themainland. THE ARSENAL 211 At the entrance of the Boulevard Henri IV., oppositethe Hotel de Lavalette, is the entrance of the Rue de Sully,bordered on the right by the building still called the Arsenal,though no cannon have been cast in Paris since the reignof Louis XIV. From the time of Philippe Auguste allweapons of war were made in the Louvre, till Charles V.,for security, transferred the seat of government to the Hotelde S. Paul. After this, weapons were manufactured withinthe walls of the hotel in the Marais, and were laid up in thegreat round Tour de Billy, which stood outside the city,beyond the C^lestins. Sully was made Grand Master

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