La place Saint Corentin (Saint Corentin Square)

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Vital core of the closed city, it surrounded the primitive church, the bishop house and the castle that the King Gradlon would have given to Saint Corentin. One may imagine some markets, a first graveyard in the north and gallows on the square where were executed sentences rendered by the court of Réguaires, under the high justice of the bishop. All around the square some inns, hotels, prebendal houses. But nothing remains from the medieval time except the drawing of the streets and the urban structure at the beginning of the square. None of the houses offered to our modern gaze is earlier to the achievement of the cathedral (end of theXVth century).