House of the Musicians

The Residence, along with the adjoining House of the Musicians, formed a classic example of the artistic talent of the Middle Ages. On the façade of the house, statues of a hunter and 4 musicians occupied 5 ogive-shaped niches. Because they were relatively sheltered, these statues luckily escaped the bombardments of the war. Unfortunately, the House of the Musicians did not fare as well, and crumbled after bearing heavy strikes. The statues, which are now conserved at the Saint-Rémi Museum, count as fine examples of the secular art of Medieval Europe. They now wait only to regain their places on a restored façade.