A little history of Monnaies townhouse in Avignon

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The façade - ©CTHOE / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©CTHOE / CC-BY-SA
Monnaies townhouse in Avignon Town house

Raised in 1619 by Jean-François de Bagni, pope Paul V’s legate, the house was transformed into barracks, then into the city hall. In 1860, it housed the conservatoire. But, unfortunately, the house was sold in 2009 and converted into a luxurious hotel...

Meanwhile, let’s see the façade! Look at this: we see Bagni family’s coat of arms, eagles and dragons. A marble plaque says: PAULUS V PONT(IFEX) OPT(IMUS) MAX(IMUS) HAS AEDES AURO ARGENTO AERE FLANDO FERIUNDO AD URBIS DECOREM EREXIT ORNAVITQUE CURANTE IO(HANNES) FRANC(ISCUS) A BALNEO ARCH. PATRAC(ENSIS) VICELEG(ATUS) AVEN ANNO MDCXIX.

Which means "Pope Paul V raised this building to mint coins and to decorate the city. Jean-François de Bagni, archbishop of Patras and legate of the city, 1616."


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