Hôtel de la Chancellerie d’Orléans
The Hôtel de la Chancellerie d’Orléans
Renaissance of a masterpiece at the Archives Nationales, Paris
In the 18th century, the Hôtel de la Chancellerie d'Orléans was one of the most beautiful private mansions in Paris. Its remarkable decorations were mentioned in travel guides and amazed visitors. After a long controversy, the Banque de France obtained permission to demolish the hotel in 1923, on the condition that it would one day reassemble all the decorations in new locations....
Projects followed one another... until, in the early 2000s, the idea of housing them in the Hôtel de Rohan was born. An inventory of the boxes was undertaken and followed by a restoration campaign.
In 2021, each piece of the Chancellery of Orleans was restored to its former glory in the Hôtel de Rohan.
The film, projected on two large walls in a room dedicated to mediation, immerses the visitor in a vast fresco telling this extraordinary story.