The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 3 April 2008

The renovation at 13 Grande Rue

One of the most spectacular houses of the town is being restored - one of three mansions that are now being worked on that are close to the centre of the Grande Rue, around rue Traversière. This particular! hotel particulier built for Le Ragois in the 1640s by Jean Barbet, was heavily 'updated' in the nineteenth century with the removal of the rear range of dépendances on the south side. As a result it has a lovely sunlit garden along rue Traversière that all can see through the railings.  At present the work is being done to the remaining rear range on the north side of the garden.

1 comment:

Indigo said...

La réponse est oui, j'aime les images de Le Ragois!

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