Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jules Hardouin-Mansart

The French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708) was one of the most important European architects of the 17th century. His work is generally considered to be the apex of French Baroque architecture, representing the power and grandeur of Louis XIV. Among his best known works in Paris are the Pont Royal, the Église Saint-Roch, the Chapel Saint Louis des Invalides and the Place Vendôme. This monument is located in the garden in front of L´Hôtel National des Invalides.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photo of this prolific architect... I have seen this statue at les Invalides but did not connect the dots to Église Saint-Roch!