The history of the Hotel College de France
Publish on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 in The history of the Hotel College de France
According to the Dictionnaire Historique des Rues de Paris (Historical Dictionary of Paris streets) published by Editions de Minuit, the Commandery of the Knights Hospitalers of St John, founded in Jerusalem in 1050, was based here around 1158. It occupied a large compound stretching from Rue Saint Jacques to Rue Jean de Beauvais, and from Rue du Sommerard to the South side of Rue des Ecoles. It was transformed into the Commandery of St John Lateran of the Order of Malta in 1530. Admiral Pierre Andre de Suffren, vice-admiral of France, Grand-Croix of the sovereign order of Malta, was buried there on December 5th 1788.
This commandery was destroyed in 1792 during the so-called “French” Revolution.
The façade on Rue Thenard, dates from the 16th century, the corner of Rue de Latran was created by Baron Haussmann in the mid 19th century.
For this reason our building has retained the characteristics typical of the Baron: balconies on the 2nd and top floors!
Known since the 1900s as the Hotel AT HOME, this establishment was entirely renovated and improved in 1981 by the new owners, the GEORGES and MARC families, who keep up a family ambiance.
Since 1999, Monsieur MARC and his wife have been trying to modernise this little house for your comfort, in order to make your stay in Paris as pleasant as possible.
We constantly strive to make sure you receive the best attention and service.
We look forward to welcoming you.