Hotel du Bol d'Or, The Bourienne Crossroads - Vitre

Marilyn Harris

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Hotel du Bol d’Or, The Bourienne Crossroads – Vitre (early 16th century). It was once one of the largest hostels on the road between Le Mans and Rennes, France.

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The rue d’Embas and rue de la Baudrairie have many timber-framed houses dating from the 15th-17th centuries when houses developed in height.
Porch houses line the entire north side of the rue de la Poterie. These porches disappeared following the alignment plan of 1842.
The intersection of the rue d’Embas, rue de la Baudrairie and rue de la Poterie was called the Bourienne crossroads. Two old wooden halls were stood on this site. One covered hall, mentioned from the 13th century, enabled the sale of meat to be controlled and taxed; from the 14th to the 17th century an open hall enabled the sale of bread, then meat. These halls were destroyed toward 1809 and 1817 respectively.
Two other halls stood at the Gâtesel crossroads: the fish hall and the corn hall.
The rue Garengeot was laid out between 1856 and 1862, destroying the Gâtesel gate.


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Aperture: F4.0
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