This gorgeous hotel was raised for Jean de Calvimont, lord of Labenche, who was, in 1573, clerk and Minister of Justice. The name "Labenche" was given to him, because of a stony wash-house located in the house's cellar: labenca means in dialect "stone"!
When king of France Louis XIII stayed in Brive in 1632, it was the most beautiful house in the city. The owner, a man called François Dumas (first president of Limousin's Court), invited his king for dinner. The hotel was sold in the 19th century and transformed into a seminary.
Since 1989, it houses the city museum of Art and History. Don't miss the beautiful courtyard and inside the house, the nice staircase and gorgeous Renaissance chimneys!