Francois des Royers de la Valfenière
architect; b. August, 1575; d. March 22, 1667.
The chief member of a family of architects which was employed at Avignon, and at Lyons in the seventeenth century. In 1636 he was appointed architect of the Chartreuse of Villeneuve-lèz-Avignon, which he enlarged and decorated. In 1646 he finished the Palais de Justice at Carpentras, and in 1647 made the plans of the abbey of the Dames de S. Pierre (now Palais des Arts) at Lyons.