Accompanied by an enthusiastic guide or on your own, discover the medieval town of Trévoux. The tour will take you on a journey of discovery and explain how it has developed over the centuries. In the historic heart of Trévoux, you’ll stroll through medieval alleyways, interspersed with a few traboules, and take in one of the treasures of the old town: rue Casse-cou. Then, on Rue du Palais, you’ll admire the many private mansion facades, filled with the daily history of the great families of the 17th century. What’s hidden behind their beautiful openings? You’ll conclude your timeless journey with a stop at the Parlement de Dombes where the Duc du Maine, son of Louis XIV, awaits you. And yes, nobody knows it, but Trévoux, capital of Dombes, has been home to a Parliament since the 17th century, a prestigious and rare institution usually found only in large regional capitals. What a surprise it will be to enter the preserved courtroom with its original decor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Remarkable painted ceilings and walls still show magistrates and litigants the examples to follow, through a highly structured decor borrowing scenes and symbols from the Bible and Greek and Roman antiquity! You’ll only see them here! You’ll come away from the visit knowing all about the incredible history of the Principality of Dombes.