Ideally located at the corner of Place Vendôme and Rue des Capucines, a step or two away from the arts and business district, the Hôtel Mansart is in a building constructed in 1720 by John Law, the famous inventor of the Assignats currency, based on plans made by Jules-Hardouin Mansart (1646 – 1708), Louis XIV's chief architect, to whom we owe, in particular, the Château de Versailles and the admirable Dôme des Invalides.
During the Second Empire Alexandre-Gabriel Lemonnier, Jeweller to the Crown, lived here, helping to make Place Vendôme the jewellers' district. Among other works, he made Empress Eugénie's crown, which can now be seen at the Louvre Museum. It is said that during the Commune, all the jewels were hidden behind the indoor shutters, which can still be seen in the hotel suites, to protect them from theft.
The building became a hotel at the end of the 19th century. Even today, each room has kept the traces of past periods in its own way: the 17th century, the Second Empire, the Victorian influence at the end of the 19th century.
This rich history still permeates the walls of the Hôtel Mansart, helping to make it a place with a truly unique atmosphere.