Rue de la Poterne and its house

The houseThe house | ©Daniel Jolivet / CC-BY

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!