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As you wander down near the port, keep an eye out for signs of the neighbourhood's history. Many places down here, such as the Hierro Desvilles building at 4 rue Antoine Gautier, still retain the extra-wide doors and teeny superimposed inspector's windows used in the 19th-century when goods were delivered to the port by horse-drawn cart; others have deep basements carved into the native calcareous stone, handy for warehousing large supplies of merchandise.