An old building is making headlines on social networks, reports . The house, which experts say was built in 1478 during the reign of Louis XI, caused a stir after an American tourist photographed it in 2017 and posted the photo on the internet. In a few days, the building became the star of social networks, receiving two million “likes” on the image hosting site Imgur. An unexpected score for a simple photo. This dazzling celebrity is all the more astonishing as the residence, located in Sévérac-le-Château in Aveyron, gave the impression that it was soon going to collapse.
But its outdated appearance is certainly the reason why the house has caused such a stir on the Web. Many Internet users are, in fact, fascinated by the fact that such an old house can still stand. Social networks have even relayed the idea that it would be the oldest in France. What the tourist office of the city denies. “Having the titles of one of the oldest houses in Aveyron and of a world star of the web is already a source of pride”, declares a spokeswoman, from the office.