|Hotel de Vogüé|
One of the
finest of these houses to be built after the Wars of Religion was one of the
first -the Hotel de Vogue in the rue de la Chouette, close to the apse
The three arches are contained within a Corinthian order. The central arch, slightly larger than those who flank it, forms the entrance and breaks forward enough to permit the use of free-standing columns ; those to either side are flat pilasters. The frieze and cornice are of an intricacy of design which is only equalled by the precision of its execution. In both the side arches the spandrels are filled with figures of women who act as side-supporters to the monogram of Etienne Bouhier and his two wives - EBMG : Bouhier, Massol and Giroux.