The birthplace of André-Modeste Grétry, a composer who was chapel-master at the court of King Louis XV, is today the Grétry Museum.
"Its windows have retained their greenish tinged thick glass framed by lead. It is a house not out of place
in the paintings of Flemish masters, in chiaroscuro, with simple, polished walls; I house that I would have liked… In the narrow streets surrounding the Church of Saint-Nicolas, the children play outside, milling about in the stream that smells of poverty, shabby and dirty, wearing clogs on their feet.The women, on the doorsteps, bellies stuck out and hands on their hips, call to each other shrilly from one doorstep to another.
[Georges Simenon, Mémoires intimes suivis du Livre de Marie-Jo 1981]."