The Hôtel de Francheville or Myner of Vannes !!

And I take you to wonderful beautiful Vannes again, Let me show one off the beaten path building in off the beaten path Vannes ! Let me update this older post for you and me as usually do not update nearby visits but again Vannes is unique for us. I like to tell you more about the Hôtel de Franchevill or Myner of Vannes !!


With so much to see it becomes almost impossible to see it all in one visit to any place, Even, if lived only 30 minutes by car from Vannes, and my capital city ! However as an amateur of history and architecture I do notice! And living nearby the beautiful medieval intact city of Vannes (no fires, floodings, bombings here!) gives me a great advantage. One of the building I go by every week and my favorite old town shopping area and the site of the famous Vannes market is one with a bit of a confused history. For years, it was call Hotel de Francheville until recent studies have shown it should be Hotel Myner, never mind , the archeologist, the locals still refer to it as Francheville!  The Hotel Mynier , formerly  Hotel de Francheville from the 17C is a private hotel located in Vannes. It makes the corner of the place des Lices and the place du Poids Public. Right in the middle of market on Wed and Sat.


A bit of history I like

It was previously considered to have been built for the family of Francheville, who gave it their name for many years. However, recent finding has shown that the one everyone calls the Hotel Francheville should be called the Hotel Mynier. No, the most beautiful house of the place des Lices was not the home of Claude de Francheville,  seneschal (royal officer in charge of justice) of Vannes. The illustrious family also counts in the 17C, the blessed Catherine de Francheville, the origin of the construction of the Chapel of Saint-Yves (by the College(middle school) Jules Simon) and the Foundation of the Order of the Sisters of the Retreat. It was built in tufa and granite in the second half of the 17C this building owes its name to Julien Mynier a merchant. It dates back to the time when the Parliament of Brittany was exiled to Vannes, between 1675 and 1689 and is located on the site of an older building, probably with wood, of which some elements subsist such as on the ground floor (1st US), wall gutter water with an gavel arch bay on the ground floor and a chimney on the 1st floor (2nd US).

Part of the current location that belongs according to the archives before 1662 to the Guydo families and at best was occupied in the middle ages by the House of Robert de Callac, Maître d’hôtel de la Duchesse of Brittany. The building is then composed of a large house in a wooden panel overlooking the Place du Poids Public opposite the mill of the so-called Lices with courtyard, gallery, and stable.The acquisition of the ensemble in 1665 by Julien Mynier, merchant, did two works campaigns done on the façade place des Lices corresponding in the 17C, while the openings of the façade place du Poids Public are taken up at the beginning of the 18C.


The Hôtel Francheville or Myner was recently renovated to sparkling new façade. It is in the old town of Vannes with wonderful old squares around it and the spot of the wonderful market days (see posts). We love to walk by here even in non market days! There is a floor display inside the Belle Ïloise store that is on the building, to show the sediment of the old structure protected by historical monuments of France.


The city of Vannes on the Hôtel de Francheville :

The Gulf of Morbihan local tourist office on Vannes

There you go go folks, another gem to see and marvel in my pretty Vannes, the Hôtel de Francheville , ooops Hôtel Myner is something to admire for all lovers of architecture and history. Hope you enjoy the post as I,

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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