The hotel de Bourvallais is located on Place Vendôme, in the 1st district of Paris. It houses the Ministry of Justice. It was originally built in 1702 Joseph-Guillaume de Vieuxville, master of motions, on plans by Robert de Cotte, an architect disciple of Mansart.
The mansion soon became property of Poisson de Bourvallais, a powerful financier occupying the function of farmer general (collecting taxes on behalf of the king). Accused of embezzlement, he is embastished and his mansion was confiscated in 1718 to become the chancery of the kingdom.
Since then, under all regimes, the building has kept this vocation.
Partially burned in 1793, the Bourvallais hotel was restored and enlarged and is protected by historical monuments.
First set up as a library, the current minister's office is one of the few rooms that escaped the fire. Many rooms are decorated with rich decorations of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
With gardens, the building which includes offices, housing and reception rooms gives partly Cambon Street. It is open to the public for guided tours during Heritage Days and exceptionally in other circumstances. Information on +33 1 44 77 60 60 and +33 1 49 52 42 63.