HOTEL DE BERNUY
With its 26.5m tall capitular tower, this is a mansion house that certainly doesn’t lack grandeur!
Constructed in the early XVI Century by architect and sculptor Louis Privat, the Hôtel de Bernuy marks Toulouse’s passage into the architecture of the Renaissance.
Having become wealthy thanks to the pastel trade (the plant that produced blue pigment), Jean de Bernuy, originally from Spain, called upon famous artisans to build this home that is set around two interior courtyards. The staircase tower, punctuated by seven corner windows, is one of the tallest in the city and is evidence of the social influence of its proprietor and his rise to the position of Capitoul.
Since 1567, the Hôtel has housed schools and is currently home to the Pierre de Fermat college and high school. It can only be visited by arrangement with the tourist office.
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