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Sign of the armed man

LS 4512

Date : début XIXe | Medium : Wrought iron and cast iron


This sign formed a transom above the door of a tavern that was in a now demolished street, the rue de l’homme armé, since replaced by an expanded rue des Archives. A gunner raises his glass in the midst of bottles, glasses and grapes. The sign recalls the knight Renaud de Bréhan, who lived there and who held five Englishmen at bay in his orchard, managing to kill three of them with a single shot in 1228. The street and sign were thus named after him.