Home of the cardinal virtues, French Heritage monument to St menoux

This House dated 1694 could have belonged to the convent of Benedictines which saw the passage of Madame de Montespan in 1700. Its façade is notable for the presence of a gate surmounted by a tympanum carved in bas-relief, of exceptional quality, representing four women, allegories of the cardinal virtues.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Home of the cardinal virtues
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Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Home of the cardinal virtues, This House dated 1694 could have belonged to the convent of Benedictines which saw the passage of Madame de Montespan in 1700. Its façade is notable for the (...) Home of the cardinal virtues, French Heritage monument to St menoux st menoux, allier

Location and general information

  • identifier : 3756
  • item : Maison des Vertus cardinales
  • Location of the building :
    • Auvergne
    • Allier
    • Saint-Menoux
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 3247
  • Zip code of the municipality : 03210
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : home
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 4th quarter 17th century
  • Year : 1694
  • Date of protection : 2000/11/07 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2002/08/26

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • door
    • tympanum
    • port
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : property of the municipality 2000
  • Involved in the work : Montespan Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart deMortemart, marquise de (personnage célèbre)
  • Details : La porte avec son tympan sculpté (cad. B 833) : inscription par arrêté du 7 novembre 2000
  • Mérimée reference : PA03000010

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Maison des Vertus cardinales, st menoux
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Maison des Vertus cardinales, st menoux

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