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Mansion de Cabr: photos, description Hotel de Cabre)

Mansion de Cabr is located in the centre of the French city of Marseille, located in the South-East of the country in the region Provence - Alpes - Cote d'azur. Marseille - the largest port in France, founded 600 years before the birth of Christ.

The mansion itself is interesting primarily for the fact that it is the oldest dwelling house in the city. It was built in 1535. The building is located behind the Old port, on the main street of the city of Grand Rue. The first owner of the mansion was Louis de Cabr, in whose honour the house was named. De Cabr was a pretty powerful man, occupying the post of city Council.

The building stood for many centuries, untouched by time or military action. Only during the great French revolution has been slightly damaged the facade of the building, the revolutionaries destroyed the stucco, made in the form of flowers Fleur-de-Lis.

During the Second world war the city was the main center of liberation movement of Resistance, and in 1943, with the German side was taken punitive measures. Marcel was almost completely destroyed, especially injured the Old port. Only a few historic buildings survived, including the mansion de Car. Interestingly, in the course of restoration works in this quarter in 1954, the house was disassembled and moved to another place, but it managed to raise again in the authentic form.

The house itself consists of four floors and in the style, which incorporates elements of both Gothic architecture and the architecture of the Renaissance. On the facade you can see two memorial plates made for the first owner of the building - Louis de Cabra and his wife. They are decorated with sculptures of angels and saints.