In the early 1400s, Jacques Cœur became the principal money lender to the king of France. He built this magnificent palace in his hometown, but, because he fell in love with the king’s mistress, had to flee before it was finished, ended up leading a crusade and dying on the island of Chios.
The palace is an exquisite piece at the exact junction of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The small human sculptures representing daily life that can be found in every corner of the place are amazing.
Palais Jacques Cœur.