History of the Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart
The Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart, close to the historic Sorbonne district in Paris, is an architectural gem steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Built in the 19th century, this mansion is one of the Parisian illustrations of France’s cultural heritage. A witness to the Belle Époque, the Hôtel de Vogüé was built between 1882 and 1884 not far from the Sainte Clotilde Basilica.
After being home for Count Pierre-Joseph-Augustin de Montaigu, the hotel underwent transformations and embellishments which made it an emblematic place in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Imbued with part of the history of France that took place around the Sorbonne, the Hôtel de Vogüé is thus the guardian of a precious cultural heritage, preserving the charm and grandeur of this era.
Architecture and Elegance
Built by architect Ernest Sanson, the Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart is a harmonious blend of styles and architectural details that make it an exceptional place.
The exterior architecture is designed in accordance with classical tradition, including a main courtyard around which the main buildings are arranged; the entrance facade has windows on the first floor to form a typical Belle Époque ensemble.
The interior design was the subject of strong attention by Ernest Sanson who was inspired by the hotels of Argenson and Soubise. With a ground floor and three floors, the Vogüé-Luart hotel was designed to offer its occupants, members of the nobility, all the comfort of the time.
The grand main staircase allowed the house masters and their guests to access the rooms on the first floor, typical of the 19th century nobility opulence. The landing served as an anteroom for the dining room, a large living room and a small living room. The sumptuous character of the details is still found today, with the notable presence of fireplaces and woodwork which bear witness to the splendor that the hotel once knew.
Headquarters of the Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne
In addition to the General Commission for Strategy and Foresight – France Stratégie, the Hôtel de Vogüé – Luart now houses the prestigious Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS), which have chosen this exceptional setting for their classrooms
The CCFS, recognized worldwide for their academic quality, benefit from the prestigious environment of the hotel. Modern and equipped classrooms provide international students with an ideal learning environment.
The hotel’s privileged location near the Sorbonne University – but also institutions such as the Assemblée Nationale and the Ministère de l’emploi – allows students to access additional academic resources, thus strengthening their learning experience. A beautiful opportunity to learn French in the heart of Paris, in a place which housed the General Planning Commission in 1946, then headed by none other than Jean Monnet