In rue Barre Saint-Brice, two remarkable Romanesque-style houses reveal their gable façades (1175-1200). The windows, held between two horizontal rows of stone, are cut by a monolithic colonnette. Prototypes of the architecture of Flemish “stenen” [stones], they feature among the first specimens of this type of abode in Western Europe. On the same street, the Gothic manor (15th century) reveals a façade bearing the architectural principles
innovated in Romanesque houses. The decoration of continuous rows has a more refined finish and more regularity can be observed in the size of the stones.