Henri II House

Interesting
This building consisting only of a façade and narrow corridors in a gallery was built in 1555 for Hugues de Pontard, the king's prosecutor and was in fact a clever way of connecting the two buildings on either side of the courtyard. This surprising trompe-l-oeil structure consists of two pavilions, a frieze with vertical stripes, medallions and bucrania (skulls of oxen).

Useful information

Address:

11 bis rue des Augustins, 17000 La Rochelle

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