Cambaceres settles in Paris on September
10,1792. He resides first of all at the hotel of Bearn, Feydeau street with
an colleague of Herault, Claude Dominic Fabre. After the departure of this
to the Eastern Pyrenees army, Cambaceres moves in Favart street, then with
at 31 Chabanais street and finally at 5 Ancienne-Comedie street
5 Ancienne-Comedie Street
The theater of the Varietes
The evening, he attends assiduously the
theatres (Varieties, Opera…) and walks in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
High place of the pleasures of Paris, the
Palais Royal has a garden in which the Parisian ones come to stroll: one
finds there shops, restaurants, coffees and of course of the gambling dens
and houses known as of “tolerance”.
THE HOTEL OF BOURVALLAIS (MINISTRY OF JUSTICE)
In 1699, the Master of the requests,
Joseph-Guillaume de Vieuxville, makes build at the site of current the n°13
place Vendôme, his private mansion. This hotel is acquired later by the
financier Poisson de Bourvallais. In 1716, after this arrest for speculation
of State revenues, the hotel becomes property of the Crown which allots it
to the chancellor of France: it is since the seat of the ministry of
On July 20,1799, Cambaceres is named Minister
for Justice. He settles Vendôme square until on December 15,1799.
Office of the Minister of Justice
THE ROQUELAURE HOTEL (MINISTRY OF EQUIPMENT)
In 1722, the marshal of Roquelaure makes build
at the site of current the n°246 St-Germain boulevard, his private mansion.
He is sold in July 1740 to Mathieu-François Mole, first president of the
Parliament of Paris. Seized in 1793 after the arrest of its owner (executed
in 1794), the hotel is transformed into asylum of scabious then returned to
the Mole family in 1796.
The hotel seen of the gardens
In 1808, Cambaceres acquires of the Roquelaure hotel
and the Lesdigueres hotel which is contiguous for him for the sum of
420.000 F (330.000 F for the Mole hotel and 90.000 F for the Lesdigueres
hotel ). He resides here until his departure for the exile in 1816.
The hotel is sold the same year at the duchess of
Penthievre. Affected at the Council of State in 1832, the hotel of
Roquelaure is the seat of the Ministry of Equipment since 1840.
FROM BRAGELONNE HOTEL TO THE PERE-LACHAISE CEMETERY
The Bragelonne hotel
Gardens of the Bragelonne hotel
St-Thomas d'Aquin church
Tomb at the Pere-Lachaise cemetery
In 1816, Cambaceres buys with his friend general
Andreossy the Bragelonne hotel located at 21, University street. This
hotel built in 1639 for Thomas de Bragelonne, first president of the
Parliament of Metz, shelters from now on services of the ministry for
the Economy and Finances.
Cambaceres resides here from his return of exile in
1818 to his death in March 1824. His funerals take place with the
St-Thomas d'Aquin church, he is buried in the Pere-Lachaise cemetery.
Cambaceres is with the Grevin museum since
1900: one can see it in the room of the columns among the Grevin collection.
The party of whist
It is represented playing whist (card deck,
ancestor of the bridge, which is played 4 people, 2 against 2) with his
colleague Lebrun, Joseph Bonaparte and Talleyrand. One can note that
Cambaceres and Lebrun wear the red dress: official uniform of the Consuls of