Art nouveau in Orléans
Our house is located on quay Barentin; a quay landscaped in the second half of the 18th century, on the location of Orléans' fourth medieval wall.
City's maps from the beginning of the 19th century called it quay Recouvrance (from rue Notre-Dame-de-Recouvrance to rue Stanislas-Julien), then quay Barentin (from rue Stanislas-Julien to boulevard Jean-Jaurès) from 1876.
So, our beautiful Art nouveau house belonged to Philip Morland, in the beginning of the 20th century: he was famous architect Hector Guimard's fellow-worker! He raised it in 1906.
It's the best instance of Art nouveau style in the city. And did you notice? The four ground was heighten, to shield from floodings!