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Maison dite de la duchesse Anne

33 rue du Mur, 29600 Morlaix, France
+33 2 98 88 23 26
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"Very helpful guide - but limited access"

Maison de la Duchesse is the best known of the “lantern houses” in Morlaix. A medieval dwelling... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
East Dereham, Norfolk.
Certainly worth 2€

This is not a destination stop, but if you're in the neighborhood than take the 10min you need and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
via mobile
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The House known as ‘Duchess Anne’s House’ is a particularly well-preserved example of a lantern house, the lantern being the emblematic architectural principle of the town during the Renaissance. Visitors will find the house, with its covered interior courtyard sheltering a monumental fireplace and a spiral staircase of elaborately sculpted oak, which enables movement between the rooms in the front and rear of the house's three floors.
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9 Oct 2017
“"Very helpful guide - but limited access"”
29 Jun 2016
“Certainly worth 2€”
33 rue du Mur, 29600 Morlaix, France
+33 2 98 88 23 26
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Maison de la Duchesse is the best known of the “lantern houses” in Morlaix. A medieval dwelling comprising an internal covered courtyard that allows light into the building. The interior wood carved staircase is very impressive, as is all of the exterior façade. Due to...More

Thank Norfolktraveller77
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is not a destination stop, but if you're in the neighborhood than take the 10min you need and enjoy. This unique house is old, and I mean old. Just recently they are trying to restore it so help them out by stopping.

1  Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This house, although not much too see really, was so well preserved,the lady who was showing us around and telling us of the history, which we knew nothing of, was a lovely lady. It really did feel like we went back in a time capsule,...More

1  Thank galwayphotography
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is interesting to discover the various tricks used in the building of this house, like the internal drainage system and the sloping external facade to protect the entrance from the rain. In order to fully appreciate it is better to take time reading the...More

1  Thank MapiMat
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a fascinating example of a unique style of building that we stumbled upon quite by chance. A lot of the rooms are not open to view but the main room with huge chimney and incredible carved wooden staircase was well worth the 2...More

Thank Trixie772
Reviewed 26 August 2014

An old house dating back to 1530 and in need of restoration, only able to get to first floor due to poor structure, but interesting special staircase showing off this lantern house. Charged €2 to visit one room. Would not have bothered really as so...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The house exterior is really interesting and so is the interior. It can be done in 10 minutes if you are focused

Thank Wtraveler
Reviewed 7 May 2011

Like the previous contributor this attractive building captured our curiosity and we arranged a visit but the explanation and directions in French and in faltering English was too quick and hurried. We would have liked to have lingered and imagined the life of the household....More

2  Thank Jannerbloke
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