Hôtel de Vogüé: View of exterior street facade and main portal to courtyard
Etienne Bouhier, conseiller de parlement from 1607 to 1635, was certainly the builder and allegedly the designer of this miniature palace. The most noted Renaissance feature is the arcade in the courtyard; a triple arched screen of Corinthian order. The central arch, slightly larger than those flanking it, forms the entrance and breaks forward enough to permit the use of free-standing columns; those to either side are flat pilasters. In both the side arches the spandrels are filled with figures of women who act as side-supporters to the monogram of Etienne Bouhier and his two wives - EBMG : Bouhier, Massol and Giroux.