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Rue de la Poterne and its house

The house | Daniel Jolivet / CC-BY
Street District Half-timbered House Rue de la Poterne in Orléans

What's interesting in this street is this wood framing house with a stony ground floor, which was raised in the second half of the 16th century.

It was probably the house of a rich merchant, because it has a gable.

The façade overlooking the street and its gable were the most visible parts of a house.

So rich people decorated them, in order to make their fortune obvious.

Here, the ochre façade distinguished from other houses!

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