Museum of Queen Berengaria of Navarre: Raking view of the three half-timbered facades in the narrow street

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Bérengère (ca. 1165-1230) was Queen of the English as the wife of King Richard I of England. Musée de la reine Bérengère is a museum of Le Mans history located in three half-timbered merchant’s houses, ca. 1230. The museum is located on the old High Street that served to connect all the medieval city, both canonical and aristocratic houses. It is in the area known as la cité Plantagenêt. After being seized by William I of England, Le Mans fell into the hands of the Plantagenets in the mid-12th century. The houses were restored by Adolphe Singher (1836-1910) and acquired by the city in 1924.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Musée de la reine Bérengère

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Architecture

  • Art museums

  • Houses

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • +48.008920+0.197683

  • Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France

  • Le Mans

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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