Hôtel de Bernuy, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Jean de Bernuy was a Spanish Jew expelled by the Inquisition. It was enriched by the trade of pastel, the flower that gave an indelible blue dye and became a capitouls in 1533. He built this house in Renaissance style by the architect Louis Privat from 1503 to 1533.

This hotel has the octagonal stair tower the highest in the city with 26.5 meters. Originally home to the College of Jesuits from 1567 to 1762, then the Royal College from 1764, today this magnificent Renaissance hotel hosts part of the Lycée and College Pierre de Fermat.

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