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The legend of Paray-le-Monial city hall

The façade | Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA
City hall Wars of Religion Legend Paray-le-Monial city hall

The current town hall was put up for funny reasons! During wars of Religion, Pierre Jaillet, a rich protestant draper, could not stand St-Nicolas church's construction.

He decided to put up, a few steps away, a magnificent residence, the most beautiful of the city! Some said Catholics built the church in order to hide this too fine house...

This Renaissance town hall was raised between 1525 and 1528. We can see on the façade kings portraits, like François I of France or emperor Charles the Fifth, but also sculpted medallions on the three storeys. We also find the representation of the owner and his wife. Surely an ultimate allusion...

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