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In the town of Castres ( Tarn ) , crossing the old streets of the " Patch " ( historic city center ) , historic location , you can see beautiful mansions Renaissance .

Under Henry IV , the installation of the Court Chamber of the Edict and the arrival of many judges as well as the economic development of that time allowed the construction of some of the major buildings in the city , including hotel Nayrac which was built in 1620 by Mr. Oulès rich cloth merchant ....

The photo shows the door of Honor located in the courtyard of the southern part of the hotel Nayrac . It can be seen above the door the family coat of arms , a bowl of fruit symbolizing abundance , lions power and fame.

The hotel was built in the spirit of Toulouse or Albi combining brick and stone architecture. The apartments were in the southern part of the building open onto a courtyard with a small well . In the northern part were the shops and arcades which opened the shop on the street. All dominated by an imposing square tower which reinforces the idea of ​​reputation of the family.

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