National Architecture Days Scholarly architecture between 1546 and 1551
In 1546, Jacques Androuet du Cerceau settled in Orléans. The stay is short but it is of paramount importance. Indeed, the urban elite was interested in scholarly architecture, and the artist published extensively between 1546 and 1551. The plan of Hôtel Groslot is directly inspired by its suite of Domestic Logis and many decorative elements in the city are inspired by its prints: Dallibert’s house, Colas des Francs pavilion…
Limited to 20 people – Duration: 1h30
Meeting point: in the courtyard of the Groslot Hotel
Reservation required: from the Office de tourisme-Orléans Val de Loire tourisme (2 place de l’Étape) or on www.tourisme-orleansmetropole.com
Not recommended for people with reduced mobility and prone to dizziness.