Town house

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The dinner December 1725. Voltaire, 30 years old, was invited to lunch by duke of Sully in his Parisian townhouse. Suddenly, a domestic turned up and gave him a note. Men were waiting for him...

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After Auvergne, Paris! April 5th 1606. Do you see this big fat lump trotting along the Sully townhouse? Oh, she’s queen Margot. Whoa, gosh! It’s a chock! When she was younger, all the chaps were in...

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Here’s the famous chevalier d’Eon’s native house! A delicate white building behind its elegant iron gate. Today, it houses a bank. But before that? This cityhouse was raised in the 16th century by...

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In the heart of the city, the current languages school occupies a nice house raised in the 15th century by César de La Thaumassière, king of France Henri III’s doctor. His son was born here, in...

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A cityhouse in Reims The former Ponsardin townhouse houses the current Chambre de commerce et d'industrie. The Ponsardin, maybe you know them! Do you know the famous champagne created by the...

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Before the great fire of 1487 (which destroyed a part of the city), deputy mayors (échevins in French) of Bourges used to gather in the priory of Notre-Dame-la-Contale. Once it was destroyed by the...

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Raised in 1757, here’s the native house of the marquis de Javon, Folco de Baroncelli: a real herdsman, a fervent defendant of the traditions from Camargue! He was born in 1869 in Aix, in a family...

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Mulberry trees decorate the huge Gothic door of this nice city house... Mulberry bushes echoes the old house Pierre Baroncelli bought to raise his own palace in 1498... Pierre Baroncelli was a...

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An amazing place! What's left of the former palace belonging to duke Jean of Berry, a great sponsor, king of France Jean the Good's third son? Nowadays, it houses the Département city house. It was...

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Raised in 1619 by Jean-François de Bagni, pope Paul V’s legate, the house was transformed into barracks, then into the city hall. In 1860, it housed the conservatoire. But, unfortunately, the house...


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