FORMER SHIPOWNERS'HOUSES AND THE SAILOR'S DISTRICT

Presentation

Going up in the village of Bourgneuf in the direction of the Church, we take the Taillée street. All along this street, there are tall houses with tiled roofs, square in shape and rather imposing. Many of them were formerly shipowners' houses. The oldest are at numbers 9 and 11. An old front door still visible from the street, testifies to the richness of this ancient district. (built between the 13th and the 16th century).
From the 12th century, the "Bourg Neuf" of Saint Cyr, becomes the new port of the town. There established merchants, sailors, shipowners, traders...

At the bend of the streets, one finds names which recall the splendor of the maritime past of the town; the "sailors street", the "Goog port street", the "rope factory path" ...

Looking in detail at certain places (angles of houses, public benches ...), we still notice a few stones of Ballast left here and there, in exchange for the cargo of Salt taken at the port. These Lest stones were used to build houses, to pave certain streets ... they are traces of the maritime past of the town.
Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • Other, please specify : Entre les XV ème et XVIII ème siècles.
  • DETAILS FOR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE :
    • House / Picturesque house
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz

Map

FICHE_INFO_SIMPLE_LIBELLE_DESTINATION
ANCIENNES MAISONS D'ARMATEURS ET LE QUARTIER DES MARINS
Rue de la Taillée
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.04214
Longitude : -1.95469
Contact details
FORMER SHIPOWNERS'HOUSES AND THE SAILOR'S DISTRICT
Rue de la Taillée
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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