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Palais du Luxembourg. Senat

Palais du Luxembourg. Senat

Marie de Médicis passed it to the Cardinal de Richelieu, who occupied it while his own grand palace, the Palais-Cardinal, (which became the Palais-Royal after Richelieu deeded it to the Crown), was constructed in the rue Saint-Honoré. Once there, he ceded the Petit-Luxembourg to his niece the duchesse d'Aiguillon. By inheritance it passed to Henry III Jules de Bourbon, prince de Condé, whose widow Anne, princesse palatine de Bavière, made it the habitual residence of her widowhood, making adjustments to suit her status that included the grand staircase and salon by Germain Boffrand (1709–1713) and adding another hôtel for her household, with her kitchens and stables, on the other side of rue de Vaugirard; an underground passage linked the two residences.
Under Napoleon, the Council of State was seated at the Petit-Luxembourg from 25 December 1799.

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Frank Tran17-Sep-2012 03:22
Well done! V+
marie-jose wolff16-Sep-2012 17:57
a solemn building! V
gary rouleau16-Sep-2012 16:26
Nicely done.
Gérard Koehl16-Sep-2012 16:24
Superbe. V
Vickie BROWN16-Sep-2012 16:24
This building is an exceptional design, marvellous! V
Walter O. Koenig16-Sep-2012 16:22
Nice angle and great details on this impressive building. "V"
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