Besançon et ses demeures

40 rue des Granges

This house was built in 1751 by the architect Jean-Charles Colombot for a lawyer in the “Parlement”. It has been left relatively untouched, so you can see what an average Besançon home of the 18th century looked like. It has a narrow facade, a side passage and an open staircase in the courtyard, serving the house on the street and the one parallel giving onto the courtyard. The shopkeeper’s window and the set-back top floor date from the 19th century. But the woodwork on the hallway door and the wrought iron openwork in the opening above the door are original.