This brick Renaissance mansion was begun in 1550 and embellished in the 19th century. François II (the first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots) lived here during the fall of 1560 and died on December 5. It was here that his brother and successor Charles IX met his lovely Marie Touchet. Between the Revolution and the mid-1970s, it functioned as the town hall. Marriage ceremonies, performed by the town’s magistrates, are still held here. The statue of Joan of Arc praying was the work of Louis-Philippe’s daughter, Princesse Marie d’Orléans. In the garden, you can see the remains of the 15th-century Chapelle St-Jacques.