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Georges Vallon

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Georges Vallon
Born26 December 1668
Died7 November 1767 (1767-11-08) (aged 98)
Parent(s)Laurent Vallon

Georges Vallon (1688-1767) was a French architect. Many of his buildings are listed as "monuments historiques".


Early life

Georges Vallon was born in 1688. His father, Laurent Vallon (1652-1724), was a renowned architect.[1] He was trained in Languedoc, Lyon and Paris.[1]


Like his father, he became a renowned architect.[2]

In Aix-en-Provence, he was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste d'Albertas (1716-1790) to design the Place d'Albertas, which has been listed since 2000.[3][4][5] Additionally, he designed the Palais de l'université located on the Place de l'Université on the Rue Gaston de Saporta opposite the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur in 1734, which formerly housed the law school and now houses Sciences Po Aix.[6] It has been listed since 1929.[7]

He also designed several buildings on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix. For example, in 1730, he designed the Hôtel du Poët for Henri Gautier (1676-1757), located at the very top of the Cours, and listed since 1987.[8] Moreover, in 1757, he designed the facade of the Hôtel d'Esmivy de Moissac at the bottom of the Cours, listed since 1993.[9][10]

Together with Robert de Cotte (1656–1735) and Jean Aubert (1680–1741), he also designed an hôtel particulier called the Hôtel de Caumont, also listed.[11]

With his father, he also designed the Halle aux grains, another listed building since 1983, which was built from 1717 to 1759 and now houses a post office and a library.[12]

Vallon designed the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan on the outskirts of Aix for Gaspard Truphème circa 1750.[13] It was acquired by Louis-Auguste Cézanne in 1859, where his son, painter Paul Cézanne, lived until 1899.[13] It has been listed since 1980.


He died in 1767.



  1. ^ a b Albert Aynaud, Aix-en-Provence, ses fontaines et leurs secrets, 10, bd Roi-René, 1969, p. 175 [1]
  2. ^ Jean-Jacques Gloton, 'Quatre hôtels aixois bâtis en 1757', Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français, December 4, 1976, pp. 189-200
  3. ^ Base Mérimée: Immeubles formant la place d'Albertas, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  4. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 191 [2]
  5. ^ Christian Freigang, Rolf Toman, Provence: art, architecture, landscape, Könemann, 2000, p. 198 [3]
  6. ^ Dominique Auzias, Aix-en-Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2008, p. 142
  7. ^ Base Mérimée: Faculté de Droit, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  8. ^ Aix-en-Provence Tourism: Hôtel du Poët Archived 2013-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Base Mérimée: Hôtel d'Esmivy de Moissac, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  10. ^ André Bouyala d'Arnaud, Évocation du vieil Aix-en-Provence, Les Éditions de Minuit, 1964, pp. 179-180
  11. ^ Base Mérimée: Hôtel de Réauville ou de la Tour d'Aigues ou de Caumont, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  12. ^ Albert Aynaud, Aix-en-Provence, ses fontaines et leurs secrets, 10, bd Roi-René, 1969, p. 77 [4]
  13. ^ a b Cézanne en Provence: Le Jas de Bouffan
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