The field of the Cloth of Gold and the Bourgtheroulde townhouse

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Detail, Field of the Cloth of Gold - ©Giogo / CC-BY-SA Detail, Field of the Cloth of Gold - ©Giogo / CC-BY-SA
Bourgtheroulde townhouse Town house Festivities François I

Oh, what a nice Renaissance building! Do you know it? It's the Bourgtheroulde hotel! Raised in 1486 by Guillaume Le Roux, the rich lord of Bourgtheroulde, completed by his son Guillaume III, abbot of the Val-Richer abbey and councillor at Normandy Parliament, this nice city house was a sumptuous place where owners invited princes and kings.

Guillaume III raised the Renaissance gallery with its low-relief illustrating the Field of the Cloth of Gold or Camp du Drap d'Or interview, which took place in 1520 between king of France François I and king of England Henri VIII. We can also see Le Roux family's blazon as well as Louis XII's porcupine and Ann of Brittany's ermine.


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