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House of heads

House of heads


Maison des têtes

57 Grande Rue



Languages spoken

  • French


Built during the beginning of the 16th century, this house gives evidence of the transition of the Flamboyant Gothic style to the Renaissance.
It has been named that way because of the many heads carved on its facade, in the corridor and in the courtyard.
On the front facade, winds, wealth, time and iconic characters representing theology, law and medicine are represented.

On the facade, the Winds, Fortune, Time and emblematic figures such as Theology, Law, Medicine are represented. Busts of Roman Emperors Adorn the Corridor und Under The Courtyard Gallery Inner Court, The Church Fathers are figured in Medallions.Today it is home to the Valence Architecture and Heritage Interpretation department and the Valence Ville Military museum, which displays documents about Napoleon’s life in Valence.

Opening periods

Toute l'année : ouvert tous les jours
Du lundi au vendredi de 8h30 à 12h et de 13h30 à 17h30. (fermeture à 17h le vendredi)

Le samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h.

Le dimanche de 14h à 18h.



See also

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The Valence Museum

Cultural heritage

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Cultural heritage