This beautiful Renaissance-style abode is said to have been erected at the end of the reign of Louis XIII. On four levels, the rooms (2 on each floor) are built around a central staircase. Remarkable elements include the outer facade and the lateral wall, as well as the chimney located on the ground floor. Both inside and outside, there exist numerous sculpted motifs (warrior decors, leaves and vegetal elements, garlands, niches, shells, fanciful friezes). From 1686 onwards, the nuns of the Saint Vincent de Paul order, of which many small congregations were being set up in Saintonge, converted the abode into a school and a hospice. The French Revolution brought an end to the nuns' activities in the region. The building became first the Mayor's office, and then a non-religious school. it also underwent several modifications in 1876 and in 1901.