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