Paris Mansion Hotel Lambert Seriously Damaged By Fire

Posted by admin on Jul 11, 2013

A fire has damaged the landmark 17th-Century Hotel Lambert in Paris. Dozens of firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out overnight on the roof of the riverside mansion in the centre of the French capital.

The building was being renovated after its purchase by a Qatari prince in 2007. Located on the World Heritage-listed Seine embankment, the mansion was once home to the 18th Century philosopher Voltaire.

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