The half-timbered house located on the corner of the rue du Pont and rue
Carnot appears in documents as early as 1577. It was already the property
of M. Le Moine de Bellisle. An angel decorates the corner of the house. The
rue de l'Ange leading to the museum was named after it.
The stony wing of the house was built in the 17th Century. It is typical
for the Louis 14 style, with its high symmetrical windows adorned with stone,
its stringcourses and above all its supporting chains on each side.
After Revolution, the estate was turned into an hotel and then into the police
station untill 1964.
Inside, you will notice the monumental staircase decorated with historical
portraits and the drawings cabinet, which is the only room in the museum
where the original wood panels could be preserved.