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Renaissance era house, Châteaudun: Detail of the facade, oriel window to the left
Châteaudun is located 45 km northwest of Orléans and is noted for the Château de Châteaudun, but also for some 15th and 16th century houses, half-timbered all or in part. This large house has visible half-timbering in the rear, but the facade is clad in stone and has Renaissance detailing like the "tourelle", (an oriel window), with two street-level arched windows below, facing the two streets at the corner. The side is stuccoed with rusticated stone detailing. Other historic houses in the town have names; this one is only known by its position on the corner of Rue de la Cuirasserie and Rue des Huileries.