Hôtel de Tingry

A classified historical monument, the Hôtel de Tingry was built in the 17th century by Joseph Balthazard des Laurents, whose descendant Eléonore Pulchérie des Laurents married Charles François Christian Montmorency-Luxembourg, Prince of Tingry, who gave his name to this mansion. The Count of Rantzau, captain of the King of Denmark, took refuge in the house in 1781 until his death in 1789.  The Hôtel de Tingry, was purchased by the American arts patron, Nancy Brown Negley and was her private residence for 13 years, before she donated the property to the Fondation Mérimée and the Nancy B Negley Association to promote cultural and creative activities in the area.