Located on the "Grand Rue", a royal road (formerly the Via Domitia and a Greek artery) in the heart of the old aristocratic quarter of the town of Cavaillon, close to one of the oldest synagogues in France.
This is the last surviving example of an 18th-century Provencal town house in Cavaillon.
Given the state of research and the progress of restoration work, it has been possible to determine that it was a permanent residence of the Agar family from the 14th century to the French Revolution. The residence has already revealed :
- a major architectural feature: an alcove dating from around 1636, with its painted ceiling by Claude Mellan (L'Aurore), its fireplace painted by Abraham van Diepenbeeck
(The Apotheosis of Hercules), and its floral wall frescoes.
- Numerous archaeological features, including ancient relics from the 1st to 3rd centuries, and probably late antique features (large-scale walls, Corinthian limestone capitals, sculptures, shards, etc.)
- a complex 17th-century hydraulic system (with no known equivalent), with antique replacements
- a series of salons with numerous 18th-century gypseries (two portrait medallions of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, fireplaces, etc.). As the house has been rented out since the early 19th century, all the doors and joinery and most of the floors have remained in place.
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