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The Hôtel Guimard was nicknamed "Terpsichore temple" in reference to Mlle Guimard (Terpsichore was the Muse of dance). Above the entrance door was a ballet hall with a ceiling painted by Taravel, painter of the king. The theater was a masterpiece with 500 seats in concurrence with the Opera.
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It boasted its own theater. Her home, at 9, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin was designed by architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in the neoclassical style, and built in the years 1770 to 1773. The Hôtel Guimard was nicknamed " Terpsichore temple" in reference to Mlle Guimard (Terpsichore was the Muse of dance).
Entretenue par le prince de Soubise ou ses successeurs, mademoiselle Guimard menait grand train et donnait trois soupers par semaine : un pour de grands seigneurs ; un qui réunissait des auteurs, des artistes et des savants ; le troisième était une orgie hebdomadaire, avec des filles.
Hôtel Guimard. Finding his way into the house unaccompanied, Fragonard picked up a palette of paints, and with a few deft touches transformed Mlle Guimard's Terpsichorean smile into a grimace of fury, without lessening in the least the likeness. When La Guimard arrived with an entourage and discovered it, the angrier she became,...
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The house had utterly disappeared by the end of the 19th century, but Edmond de Goncourt reported that Mme Delizy had reerected the painted boiseries of Mlle Guimard's two main salons in her hôtel particulier in Paris (Goncourt 1893 p. 53).
Hotel Guimard, 1770 by Claude Nicholas Ledoux architect, at Paris, France, 1770, architecture in the Great Buildings Online.