Disponibilités spécifiques en raison de la crise sanitaire



"It was built for Hugues Pontard, whose son François would become Mayor of La Rochelle in 1567, in a skilful "antique" style that combines columns, pediments and coffered ceilings. However, there was nothing ordinary about this creation in the 16th century, since the "House of Henry II" ... is not a house! Its superimposed galleries are nothing more than narrow corridors, extending the stair turret of the dwelling on the right and serving the study on the first floor of the left pavilion. This shallow facade is a monumental piece of decor, a dream architectural
creation whose roofs and skylights simulated, for Hugues Pontard's guests, an extraordinary dwelling overlooking the garden: an exceptional and unique work in the history of the French Renaissance, designed by an anonymous master in the year 1555".
Source: Richard Lêvesque.


Site et monument historique

Conditions de visites

Visites libres en permanence


En centre-ville, Proche d'un site patrimonial

On-site activities

Animation thématique spécifique

Animals accepted


Rates 2021 (€)

  • Gratuité



Opened all year

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