The Half-Timbered House

This house is very unique in its construction. In a tourist brochure it was referred to as the "fief des Marmouset". The front of the house was carved at the beginning of the 16th century so it is classified as a historical monument and is described as one of the finest carved timber-frame houses in the region. There are 88 carved colonnettes, each completely different, and includes carvings of the salamander of Francis I and the swan of Claude de France. The house is two-storied. It has a tile roof and it does have a cellar. The doors seem to be much shorter than doors found typically today, showing French people were much shorter in stature than those in the present century.

Half-timbered House
Bill at the door of the half-Timbered House