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Maison dite de la duchesse Anne

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Address: 33 rue du Mur, 29600 Morlaix, France
Phone Number: 02 98 88 23 26
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The House known as ‘Duchess Anne’s House’ is a particularly...

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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Interesting but skip if short on time

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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 euro entrance fee.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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 little available to see

Thank Lynn W
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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. This is nonetheless an impressive well preserved old house.

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