The objective is to present several categories of buildings, from the multi-purpose house inherited from previous centuries to the large residences that constitute the first examples of private mansions in the city, often at the initiative of rich bourgeoisie or great characters.
Despite the extensive destruction caused by the urban planning works of the 19th and 20th centuries and the fire of 1940, the study of the architectural evolution of domestic housing in Orléans is facilitated by the conservation of a rich corpus of houses built at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Modern era. Now better known for its timber-framed architecture, Orléans, a humanist home of the second Renaissance, is also distinguished by the quality of its stone and/or brick construction.
Lecture by Clément Alix, Archaeologist specialising in building, Pôle d’archéologie d’Orléans / Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours.
Media library – Marcel Reggui Auditorium (entrance rue de Chanzy) – Place Gambetta, Orléans.