Hotel d'AssezatApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Pierre d’Assezat made his fortune with the commerce of Pastel (plant from which was extracted an indigo-coloured dye), and in 1555 contracted Nicolas Bachelier, a well-known architect, to draw up plans for a palatial town-house in the same style as the Louvre’s ‘Square Courtyard’. This house became the seat of the ‘Floral Games’ academy, existing since 1323 ; making it the oldest literary and poetry institutions of the Western world.