⑰ Bois-Ramé, private property
In 1523, Bois-Ramé was the property of Guillaume de Seigne, lord of Bois-Pataud and treasurer of François 1er‘ royal artillery.  


To go to stage ⑱ → Turn left into la rue de Loches, then left again into la rue du Général de Gaulle to find the north side of this building at number 10. Go straight on this street which continues as rue Paul-Louis Courier. On the right, a porch indicates the Maison des Chartreux, housing now various associations.


On the south side of the dwelling called Bois-Ramé, there is a semi-octagonal tower within which is a staircase leading to two rooms on each floor. On the second floor of the landing is
the opening to the turret which leads to a small room called the wetnurses’s bedroom ; this forms the top of the big tower.

Outside, delicate sculptures adorn the base of the arches which support the two architectural elements. They are typical of the Renaissance style of this 16th century baronial dwelling built
upon a 15th century manor which was once part of the Gentil stronghold.

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In 1523, Bois-Ramé belonged to Guillaume de Seigne, lord of Bois-Pataud and the Land as well as treasurer of the royal artillery. The funeral chapel, erected for him on the present Place de la République, is a superb example of a French Renaissance funerary monument.

Bois-Ramé has had many owners apart from the Seigne family and has undergone successive changes.

The North side of this building was restored recently and is visible on the rue du Général de Gaulle.

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To what style belong the decorations
of the building ?
1Charles Bidault square and the church of St Christophe 13The Aigremonts mill
2Le Belvedere 14La Coursicauderie
3The Foundry 15A vine lodge
4The Bellevue bank and the bridge over the Cher 16Le Grand-Logis
5Les Crespières 17Bois-Ramé
6The Cher and its needle dams 18The Monks’ house
7Chapel de Seigne 19Paul Racault space
8The cooperative and the demarcation line 20Trade and Cooperative Diary Industry
9The cemetery and its noteworthy tombs 21The lime kilns
10Bois-Pataud 22La Grisolette
11Fief Gentil and the Culoison mill 23The Chateau of Fontenay and the house called ‘du passeur’
12La Courtille wash house 24Les Grandes-Fontaines