Jean d'Alibert's house and the Protestant congregations
Jean d'Alibert was a Protestant from Orléans city. He lived in a Renaissance house located at number 6, Châtelet square.
At that time, wars of religion raged... He was a "noble, pious, zealous man", as a period document said.
He held several important positions. In his house, he brought his fellows Protestants together and organized meetings: the first one took place in November 1564.
Now, let's have a look at the façade, so delicate: the neatest part of the house is the front door and the small windows above.
In those days, those one used to light up small rooms, in fact merchants strongbox. Storeys (the place where the family lived) surmounted a shop in the ground floor.