House of the heads, French Heritage monument to Briancon

The House of the heads is one of a few buildings of Briançon retained after the fire of 1692. A fire in 1624 destroyed little building (preserved walls and shops on the ground floor). Preserved the French ceilings in the corridors were certainly made between two fires. In the course of the 18th century décor of paneling. The facade on the street of the Gargoyle was dressed at the beginning of the 20th century, in drawing the House of the head of Valencia: busts in reliefs depicting the family of the owner of the brianconnaise Cap time. The building consists of two main buildings linked by a staircase and a central courtyard which is accessed by a vestibule vaulted edges. Parts of the ground floor in the South are still occupied by shops.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

House of the heads
Crédit photo : (House of the heads, briancon)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

House of the heads, The House of the heads is one of a few buildings of Briançon retained after the fire of 1692. A fire in 1624 destroyed little building (preserved walls and (...) House of the heads, French Heritage monument to Briancon briancon, hautes alpes

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4605
  • item : Maison des Têtes
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
    • Briançon
  • Address :
    • Grande-Rue 13
    • 10 rue du Temple
  • Place name : Ville haute
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 5023
  • Zip code of the municipality : 05100
  • Order in the communal list : 15
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : home
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 17th century
  • Year : 1907
  • Investigation : 1998
  • Record Type : secteur sauvegardé
  • Date of protection : 1998/02/18 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2001/03/13

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 : 2 forms of decoration are present
    • sculpture
    • carpentry
  • 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) :6 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • elevation
    • interior
    • court
    • basement
    • ground
  • 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 Information : property of a private company 1998
  • Details : Maison (cad. AP 129) : inscription par arrêté du 18 février 1998
  • Mérimée reference : PA05000008

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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Description of this building by claude mauguier :

Portail de la Maison des Têtes, Grande Rue, à Briançon. 26 mai 2011 9h52.

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