A little history of Bowmen house in Quimperlé
Bowmen and a pierced saint
In Dom Morice street, at number 8, this is the house we’re looking for: the Bowmen House (maison des Archers in French). The little street was called in the past Saint-Sebastian street, probably because of a church dedicated to this saint...
The tourist plaque on the façade says the Bowmen name was given because Sebastian is often represented with his body pierced with arrows...
A nice house
Anyway, this house dates back to the 16th century.
Primitively, the Bowmen House belonged to a rich bourgeois or a merchant. It has 5 half-timbered-floors, restored in 1970.