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Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France


    Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France
 in Angouleme

Overview

The illustrious history of the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France dates back to the 16th century, when Guillaume Guez, mayor of Angoulême, constructed the building as a symbol of his wealth and success. Guillaume and his wife, Marie Nesmond, purchased the area of Balzac, where Guillaume built the Castle of Balzac. Shortly after, he was ennobled and became Guillaume Guez de Balzac. On June 1, 1597, Guillaume and his wife welcomed a son into the world. Thier son, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, became a prominent French writer and was known widely across France for his outstanding contributions to French literature. Today, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac is chiefly known for his collection of letters, which was first published in 1624. Guez de Balzac is championed for the elegance and harmony of his writing, which had not previously been seen in French prose. Many consider his writings to demonstrate the true mastery of incorporating clarity and precision into French prose, which encouraged the development of the French language. Guez de Balzac went on to reach much acclaim in his life, so much so that in 1962, he had a school named after him, Lycée Guez de Balzac of Angoulême, and he was selected as the first member of the French Academy, created by Cardinal Richelieu.

Today, the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France offers guests comfortable, fully-equipped guestrooms and suites in the heart of the city. These charming accommodations feature historic portraits of King François I alongside modern furnishings, and guests can relax in style in the former home of the Guez de Balzac family. Guests can enjoy a room with a view of the park overlooking the town walls.

The Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France is ideally located in the heart of the city center in a pedestrianized area, just a stone's throw away from the train station. Enjoy its restaurant and private gardens overlooking the city of Angoulême, and make the most of this historic hotel’s privileged location by discovering the city’s art and history contained inside its cathedrals, museums, and gardens. Located just 1 hour away from Bordeaux by car, and 2 hours away from Paris by train, the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France is situated in the heart of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Fun FactThe hotel bar was once a garden that belonged to the Angoulême family.

Original Property Opened: 16th Century

Historic Hotels Worldwide toll-free reservations number +1 866 670 3764


Location

1 place de halles Centrales
16000 Anouleme, France

Check-in time: 12:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

DiningBarBusiness CenterMeetingsWiFiFitness Center

The Renaissance, 1450 ~ 1600

The illustrious history of the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France dates back to the 16th century, when Guillaume Guez, mayor of Angoulême, constructed the building as a symbol of his wealth and success. Guillaume and his wife, Marie Nesmond, purchased the area of Balzac, where Guillaume built the Castle of Balzac.

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Germany 8007241217
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