Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Le conservatoire

Built in 1673-1674 to plans by François d'Orbay,  this is a good example of the manorial townhouses built around the palace in the XVIIth century. This particular mansion was the home of the lord chancellor of France, also keeper of the seals. Altered, it has been the regional academy of music since 1953. More often than not when you walk by it on a Saturday, you can hear music being played by the pupils...

Construit en 1673-1674 sur les plans de François d'Orbay, voici l'hôtel de la Chancellerie. Témoin de ce que furent les hôtels seigneuriaux qui bordaient la place d'Armes devant le château, cet hôtel était celui du chancelier de France, également garde des sceaux. Souvent remanié, depuis 1953 il abrite le conservatoire régional de musique. Généralement lorsqu'on longe cet immeuble un samedi, on entend quelques notes de musique...

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely place and a great Autumn capture for the day! Love peeking through the colorful leaves!! Hope you have a fun week, Ciel!!

Lowell said...

It has a special magnificence. Tell me, does the music sound professional that you hear when you walk by?

Halcyon said...

I love the framing with the leaves. :)

LONDONLULU said...

Such a lovely autumn scene - I can almost hear that beautiful music. (I love that Wikipedia links the "keeper of the seals" title to the Minister of Justice - sounds so romantic:)

Michelle said...

How wonderful to be able to hear the music seeping from it!

Bob Crowe said...

Then it would be a worthwhile walk, but would anything more recent than Rameau sound good in there?

Jack said...

That would be the place for an evening walk. Even I figured out what conservatoire means!

Randy said...

Nicely framed shot.

ALAIN said...

Maintenant le garde des sceaux habite place Vendome...c'est pas mal non plus.

Thérèse said...

Des teintes qui vont bien avec les bâtiments.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely glimpse of Le Conservatoir Ciel, a very elegant building..how wonderful to hear the music as you pass by.

VP said...

I was betrayed at first by the keeper of the seals, but looking at the kind of building I quickly steered away from zoos...

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful view of the building through the autumn leaves. I can almost hear the music...

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love to hear the music as I passed by!

Tanya said...

i feel as though i am standing there peeking through the leaves :)

Loree said...

I would say that that's a perfect building for a conservatory.