The promise of the Hôtel-Dieu de Châteaudun, antiques dealer Julian Cohen

The case (almost) concluded for animator and junk dealer Julian Cohen! The former expert on France 2’s “Affaire”, where sellers evaluate things by professionals, will be able to acquire the former Hôtel-Dieu de Châteaudun, in Eure-et-Loir (28), according to The Julian Cohen Project? He turned this building, which was founded in the 11th century and served as a hospital until 1976, into a “flea market house.” A project that was on the mind of the businessman of the Church of the Madeleine Abbey, classified as a historical monument and located in the same town of Chateaudun. But in the face of protest aroused among the residents and the diocese, the town hall fell off course and so Julien Cohen set his sights on the old Hôtel-Dieu.

Maisons des brocanteurs are spaces from 800 to 2000 square meters available to exhibitors in exceptional venues located in the city center‘, as noted by Julian Cohen on his site.A profession to revitalize city centersThis is why the Mayor of Chateaudun, Fabian Verdier (DVG), has welcomed the project with open arms from the start. It is also an opportunity to revive the legacy of the City of Dunes.”Julien Cohen is welcome to Châteaudun. The Maison des Brocanteurs project has a lot of meaning in our town of Châteaudun, 130 kilometers from Paris, in a town with an exceptional heritage, Legion of Honor, 58 listed/registered landmarks: the 50th heritage city of France‘, the mayor of the city rejoices with himActuary.

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A few months ago, Julien Cohen presented his project to the residents, assuming his ambition to make the old Hôtel-Dieu “The most beautiful archaeological center in the world ! The man recognizable by his blue glasses should get the former hospital for €280,000, the promise of sale has just been signed. The Hôtel-Dieu next to the church was able to seduce the second-hand dealer and this time did not arouse his interest. However, this time, Many works will be planned for the successful transformation of the old hospital. This is it.”Chernobyl on the ground floor, Lascaux on the first floor… Not to mention the stench of dead pigeons and excrement“The antiques dealer comments while admiring the building’s impressive exterior facades.”Fabulous“.

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For Julian Cohen, this is the fourth village of second-hand merchants, after the two located in Peronne, in the Somme (80) and one in Avalon, in Yonne (89). At Peronne he took over a building housing the Banque de France and at Avalon he chose the former slaughterhouses. A specialist in the flea market, having been relieved of his media obligations, will be able to continue to take care of his “homes”.

The host left “The Ultimate Affaire” last March to devote himself to second-hand homes. Image credit: Jill Justin

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