The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The newly restored façade of 16 Grande Rue

The newly-restored façade of the corner hotêl particulier,16 Grande Rue, has emerged from its scaffold.  The yellow ochre render that has been used is in contrast to the more muted palette that has been the norm in recent Richelieu restoration projects.  This colour echoes that used in the restoration of the Cour des Offices at Fontainbleau.  This metropolitan project was illustrated on this blog last year.
The woodwork will be painted in a mid warm-grey rather than the more normal gris de perle or even the even lighter reflets de perle.


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