11-13 rue François Miron


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At the very center of the Old Paris, these houses have been estimated to date from the 15th-16th century. These timber or timber-framed houses are of the style of Paris during the Middle Ages.
The structure is of wood, composed of solid wood beams and pillars often carved out of one tree. The walls have afterwards been completed by filling the gaps between the structure with unbaked bricks, plaster or cob.
After the 1666 London fire, Louis the 14th imposed to coat with plaster all facades in order to avoid, or limit the propagation of a potential fire. The wood has thus been covered for several centuries before being uncovered some time in the 20th century.
These houses have been transformed many times, notably in 1966 by the architect R.Hermann.


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