Hôtel de Galliffet

Hôtel de Galliffet

The Hôtel de Galliffet in 2009
General information
Type Hôtel particulier
Town or city Paris
Country France
Coordinates 48°51′17″N 2°19′24″E / 48.8548°N 2.3233°E / 48.8548; 2.3233Coordinates: 48°51′17″N 2°19′24″E / 48.8548°N 2.3233°E / 48.8548; 2.3233
Construction started 1776
Completed 1792
Client Alexandre de Galliffet
Design and construction
Architect Etienne-François Le Grand
Jean-Baptiste Boiston

The Hôtel de Galliffet is a historic hôtel particulier in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France.


The hotel was built from 1776 to 1792,[1] for Alexandre de Galliffet, the President of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence who also built the Château du Tholonet in Le Tholonet. It was designed by Etienne Françcois Legrand.[2]

Subsequently, the hotel was the residence of Minister Charles-François Delacroix, and thus the childhood home of General Charles-Henri Delacroix and painter Eugène Delacroix.[1] It was later the residence of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, who served as the Prime Minister of France in 1815.[1]

In 1972 the building was used as the Italian embassy.[3] The hotel is now home to the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Le siège". Institut Culturel Italien de Paris. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. Allan Braham (1989). The Architecture of the French Enlightenment. University of California Press. pp. 233–. ISBN 978-0-520-06739-4.
  3. Michel Gallet (1972). Paris domestic architecture of the 18th century. Barrie & Jenkins. p. xii.

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