Place du marché
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The Place du Marché, or market place, was the economic hub for the medieval city. It was located at the foot of the castle near the banks of the river where small boats would come to land on the shingle beach.
By the 13th century, a hall covered with wooden slats (called shingles) made the edifice vulnerable to fire and gusts of wind. It would have to be rebuilt several times. Nearby, a large hallowed-out rock with several cavities was used to measure merchandise. The duke's agents would wander between the banks to deduct a tax applied to certain products like meat and wheat. The centre of the place was decorated with a wooden basin fountain and the nearby pillory stood where miscreants were exposed for public humiliation.
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