"Winding far down from within the very heart of this spiked Hotel de Cluny where we here stand … to those vast Roman halls of Thermes"

The Hotel de Cluny in Paris, a still extant example of medieval architecture, was formerly the town house (hotel) of the abbots of Cluny. The building was started in 1334 and was partially constructed on the remains of Gallo-Roman baths from the third century AD.