La maison dite « De Richelieu »
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This house, with its typical classical architecture, once belonged to the grand nephew of Cardinal de Richelieu, Comte de Marennes.
It is divided into several levels: the first floor, connected to the first floor by a cornice supported by a series of plant-inspired brackets alternating with square or rectangular tables. The upper floor, with 4 bay windows, is separated from the attic by a cornice featuring a series of sculpted modillions. At the sill of the small window on the top floor, the only opening on this level, are two figured brackets - one of which bears a cartouche indicating the date the house was built, and frames a central cartouche that was hammered out during the French Revolution.
The entire building is crowned by a third dentil cornice. The lateral ends are adorned with two sculpted lions serving as gargoyles.
It was looted and burned during the French Revolution, destroying part of the interior decoration. It is now a dwelling house.
Not open to the public.
La maison dite « De Richelieu » 40, Rue Le Terme17320, Marennes-Hiers-BrouageFranceItinerary