THE BÉRARD HOUSES

In Migennes there are 17 houses built from reinforced concrete using several processes, which Edouard Bérard, a Parisian architect, invented and later applied for a patent for in 1908.

In Migennes there are 17 houses built from reinforced concrete using several processes, which Edouard Bérard, a Parisian architect, invented and later applied for a patent for in 1908. The finished parts are held together by metal brackets and maintain their strength through a system of vertical and horizontal chains. Thanks to this modular principle, the rooms can be designed variably. In Migennes there are simple and complicated houses, very modest or very spacious rooms. Some of these facades adorn decors and mosaics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start at the Tourist Office:

Go straight onto rue Roger Salengro (semi pedestrianised). Take the 2nd left allee Louis Masse situated along the Parc Chantoiseau.

Cross over the Place Henri Dunant and follow the guide:

  1. 84, Avenue Jean-Juares (next to the Red Cross)

  2. 2 Pavilionsat the entrance to the Red Cross

  3. 30, Rue Emile Zola

  4. 17, Rue Emile Zola

  5. 19, Rue Emile Zola

  6. 4, Avenue Jean-Jaures

  7. 13, Avenue Jean-Jaures

  8. 18,22,24,25 and 27, Avenue des Tilleuls

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Follow the guide !