There are some really interesting old houses in and around L'Isle sur la Sorgue. The house opposite us on rue Denfert Rochereau was one such property. It was akin to an old portly gentleman, with his large 'stomach' protruding into the street. In fact we did wonder how long the house would stand up before it ended up in the street. It was in definite need of some serious building stitching to hold the front facade on.
We knew the property had recently been sold. One of our friends staying in our house, saw the For Sale sign and cheekily asked if we might like to buy it. Guests staying in early 2018 advised it was being demolished. We were sad to hear this as the old place had a wonderful faded red patina. Talking to the neighbours it may be that some unapproved works were undertaken by the new owner which so affected the structural integrity of the building it had to be demolished. The neighbouring properties can't be happy, their walls propped. We watch with interest to see what will eventually be built.