Liberation Palais Des Ducs Et Des Tats De Bourgogne Place De La Liberation Dijon

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Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne - Place de la Liberation, Dijon

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posted by Elliott Brown alias ell brown on Saturday 15th of July 2017 04:39:13 AM

In Dijon for a morning walking tour of the city. We had free time at lunchtime. We arrived before 10am, and had to leave by 2pm that day. Place de la Liberation - near the Museum of Fine Arts and the City Hall in what was originally the old Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Anciennement Place Royale puis Place d'Armes Place of the Liberation (Dijon) The Place de la Liberation is the central square of the historic center of Dijon. It is shaped like a semicircle and opens on the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy , where it was designed to sublimate the power of the king, especially that of Louis XIV , for whom an equestrian statue was erected on this public square . The place is thus named in reference to the liberation of Dijon , in 1944. Old names Place Royal Square (1692), Place d'Armes (1792), Place Imperiale (1804), Place Royal Marshal Pétain (1940) During out guided walking tour, we were taken to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Which is under going restoration until 2019. It is within the Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne. The palace is also home to the Hôtel de Ville de Dijon. Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy The palace of the dukes and states of Burgundy in Dijon in the Côte-d'Or is an architectural ensemble with several intertwined parts: the oldest is the 14th and 15th century ducal palace, in Gothic style , And the two towers: the tower of the terrace, or Philippe le Bon tower and the tower of Bar. Most of the buildings visible today, however, were built in the 17th and especially the 18th centuries , in a classical style, with the design of the royal square, today Place de la Libération . Finally, the facade of the Museum of Fine Arts, on the Place de la Sainte-Chapelle, was erected in the 19th century on the site of the Sainte-Chapelle de Dijon destroyed in 1802 . This ensemble, in a remarkable state of conservation, testifies to almost a millennium of political life in Dijon. The Palace was the seat of the sovereigns of the Burgundian State , the Dukes of Burgundy . Classified as historic monuments by the list of 1862 and by decree of 1926, it now houses the town hall of Dijon and the museum of fine arts of Dijon . The view from the entrance to the square from Rue Vauban.

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