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Hôtel Kinsky
7th arrondissement

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Built at the end of the eighteenth century on rue Saint Dominique in what was at the time known as the Faubourg Saint-Germain, a neighbourhood of sumptuous residences sitting outside the maze-like streets of the Left Bank’s medieval core, the Hôtel Kinsky had seen many tenants come and go as the city grew around it, until what had once been a noble suburb became an inner arrondissement. Having taken its name from a Hungarian princess snatched, like Helen of Troy, from the Imperial court in Vienna by one of Louis XV’s ambassadors, the hôtel spent the nineteenth century in the hands of barons, dukes and generals.
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