France > Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur > Bouches-du-Rhône > 13680 > Lançon-Provence > Rue Pavé d'Amour
The house known as the Templars' house is located in a street with the evocative name of "Pavé d'Amour". Classified as a historical monument, and dating from the 16th century, this mansion of Renaissance style and aristocratic taste, was built by Lord Foresta, a native of Italy. Capricious, he decided to build a fashionable hotel, more modern and more comfortable than the historical castle. Unfortunately, in the 20's, this hotel met a sad fate. M. de Kassel, baron, undertook to demolish it stone by stone, to rebuild it on his land in Cannes. But he died on a trip to America before the work was completed. So there are pieces of the hotel scattered on the French Riviera, and in Lançon we still have this magnificent vestige... The inscription "sub silen" is perhaps an abbreviation of "sub silentium", that is to say that we keep under silence... but keep under silence what? It remains a mystery...
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In the heart of the village is a charming little street whose name is steeped in history: rue de la Machine. It was here that Lançon's first modern...Voir