Maison de la Vierge à Niort (rue Saint-Gelais)

  • MAISON-DE-LA-VIERGE--La-Nouvelle-Republique-

This half-timbered house of the Xvth-Xvith century, listed in the additional inventory of historical monuments, is the former inn of the Dauphin, name given in memory of the stay in the sector of the Dauphin during the Praguerie, movement of rebellion of the lords fomented by the son of Charles VII in 1440. During the Wars of Religion, it was the scene of a bloody episode between Catholics and Protestants. From the seventeenth to the eighteenth century, it is a relay of the post office with horses, a shop of curiosities in the nineteenth century, a café-grocery store, then the meeting place of the Junior Economic Chamber in the twentieth century. It has been the property of guitarist Olivier Savariau and artist-painter Delphine Drapier since 2009 (put up for sale in 2020).
Its current name comes from the Virgin with child carved in the 19th century in a dais niche.

Maison de la Vierge à Niort (rue Saint-Gelais) 55 rue Saint-Gelais - 79000 NIORT

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