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The sale of the gates of a 17th century Parisian mansion is controversial – RT en français

Centenary gates of the Hôtel de Lauzun, owned by the City of Paris, will be auctioned. A decision deplored by defenders of heritage, while the current municipal team is criticized for its management of the capital.

On May 18, the wrought iron gates that adorned the Hôtel de Lauzun, a private mansion located on the Île Saint-Louis, in Paris in the 4th arrondissement, will be auctioned off and owned by the city. The sale of these pieces of heritage has aroused the indignation of many defenders of heritage, while the management of the capital by the current municipal team has been criticized, especially since the appearance of the #saccageparis trend on social networks.

The gates will be part of a sale at the Drouot hotel called Paris my love, which is in its eleventh edition and which will include other elements of Parisian heritage, including a Davioud bench from the 19th century or cast iron gates protecting the trees. These “four double arched openwork doors coming from the Hôtel de Lauzun” will be divided into lots, with estimates ranging from 3,000 to 125,000 euros.

As recalled Le Figaro, these doors date from 1910 and were ordered by the owner of the hotel at the time. They are not classified, and “were deposited in the early 2000s, during the restoration of the facades of the courtyard, on the recommendation of the chief architect of historic monuments then in office, in order to restore the appearance of the doors. of the old stables ”, according to the City of Paris, which specifies that“ these doors are now made of wood as they were in the 17th century ”, and that the gates“ constituted an anachronism from a heritage point of view ”.

The mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris Rachida Dati, unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Paris in 2020 against Anne Hidalgo, said he was “stunned to discover that the Town hall brad[ait] our common heritage ”. “Damaging Paris, squandering its heritage, despising those who inhabit it by ensuring neither security nor cleanliness, this is the political program of Ms. Hidalgo,” vilified the former Minister of Justice on Twitter.

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