Yesterday and today

We hear about the Hôtel de l’Europe from the middle of the 18th century making it one of the oldest in the city. Located at the corner of rue verte and rue Pouchet, it was practically opposite the railway station. Visionary or greedy, the last owner, seeing that the establishment was becoming less and less suitable, decided to separate from it and relocate it in the city center in an area entirely destroyed by the bombings of 1942. He would choose rue saint André (today aux Ours) street perpendicular to the rue Jeanne d’Arc, in the extension of the Saint André tower of the city to differentiate it with the Saint André church outside the city (Place Cauchoise).