170 Route 22. (jakjn. Hôtel de Ville.
grandeur of proportion which marks the work of her husband. The one
is the expression in stone of the impérial will of the conquering Duke;
the other breathes the true spirit of his loving and faithful Duchess'.
('Norman Conquest', Vol. iii, p. 109).
The Abbaye-aux-Hommes was rebuilt in the 18th cent., and is
now occupied by the Lycée (PI. A, 3). To reach the façade, which
is tumed away from the church, we retrace our steps to the Palais
de Justice, and enter the Place du Parc, to the right, where there is
a bronze Statue of Louis XIV., by the younger Petitot.
The Lycée contains several handsome rooms (visitors admitted). The
Refectory and the Chapel are panelled with oak and adorned with paintings.
The railing of the Main Staircase was executed by a monk.
A little to the N. of this point is the secularised Church of St.
Nicolas (PI. A, 2), an interesting Norman édifice of the ll-12th
centuries. Mr. Fergusson believes it to be the only church in Nor¬
mandy which retains the original covering of the apse, consisting of
a lofty pyramidal roof of stone (visitors not admitted).
In the Rue de Caumont, leading E. from the Place du Parc, is
the Old Church of St. Etienne (PL B, 3), of the 15th century. No. 33,
nearly opposite, formerly a Jesuit collège, contains the Antiquarian
Muséum (PL B, 3), open to the public on Sun. and Thurs., 2-4, but
accessible to strangers on other days also.
Though the collections are not large, they contain some interesting
objects, including an antique bronze tripod; Merovingian ornaments, found
in a tomb near Caen; a goblet called 'William the Conqueror's', but in
reality an Italian work of the end of the 15th cent.; and embroidered
chasubles, etc., of the 16tb century.
The Rue St. Laurent, running to the S. from the end ofthe Rue
Caumont, leads to Notre Dame or La Gloriette (PL C, 3), a church
built by the Jesuits in the 17th cent., and to the Place de la Pré¬
fecture, in which are the Préfecture and the Gendarmerie (PI. C, 4),
amhitious modem érections of no spécial interest.
Opposite the Préfecture is an ancient seminary, now occupied
as the Hôtel de Ville (PI. C, 3). The entrance is on the E. side,
in the Place de la République (PI. C, 3), where a marble Statue of
Auber (p. 167), was erected in 1883, from a design by Delaplanche.
The *Musée, in the left wing of the Hôtel de Ville, is open to the
public on Sun. and Thurs., 11-4, but is accessible to strangers on
other days also; apply to the concierge or knock at the door to
the left on the first floor. Explanatory labels on the paintings.
On the staircase is a large painting, by H. J. Forestier, representing
the Burial of William the Conqueror interrupted by the former owner ofthe
soil, who had been unjustly dispossessed to secure a site for the church (p. 169).
Room I. To the right, 219. Fr. Gérard, Death of Patroclus (unfinished);
266. Odier, Incident on the retreat from Moscow; 285. Giraud, Procession
of the Circumcision at Cairo; 284. Lanoue, The Tiber; G. Moteley, Land¬
scape; 213. Ant. Lebel, Sea-piece; 199. J. Vernet, Sea-piece; 185. Rigaud,
Portrait of a courtier; F. Tattegrain, Sea-piece; 242. Krug, Condemnation
of St. Symphorosius and his seven sons; 26. R. Chrétien, Still-life; above
the door, 264. Debon, William the Conqueror entering .London.
R. II. 131. Hondekoeter, Hen and chickens ; -'151. Durer (t), Madonna
and three saints; 33. Feti, Nativity of the Virgin; 102. Quellin the Elder,
The Virgin presenting a stole to St. Hubert; 123. Boudewyns, 122. Bouts,