Liberation Palais Des Ducs Et Des Tats De Bourgogne Rue Longepierre Dijon Mus E Des Beaux Arts De Dijon Tour Philipe Le Bon
Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne - Rue Longepierre, Dijon - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon - Tour Philipe le Bon(PID:35545325420)
posted by Elliott Brown alias ell brown on Saturday 15th of July 2017 04:32:50 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 . Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon The Dijon Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important, one of the most beautiful and one of the oldest museums in France. Located in the heart of the city, it occupies the former ducal palace , sits on the xv th century the Burgundian state . When the Duchy is attached to the kingdom of France, the palace became the king of the house, then turns to the xvii th century palace of the States of Burgundy , on a draft Jules Hardouin-Mansard . Since 2006, the museum has undergone a total renovation and expansion. This project extends from 2006 to 2019 in three stages, the first of which was renovated in the Middle Ages - Renaissance, on 7 September 2013. A look down Rue Longepierre at Tour Philipe le Bon The Philippe le Bon Tower (or Tower of the Terrace ) of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy of Dijon in Côte-d'Or is a tower of Classical and Renaissance style of the 15th century under the Duke of Burgundy Philippe le Bon . This 46-meter -high, 6-storey tower was built between 1450 and 1460 by the architect Jean Poncelet, on an old tower called Brancion ( 12th century ) which was to be built on an old tower Gallo-Roman castrum . A spiral staircase of 316 steps served the ducal house and ended with a pretty vault of quadripartite warheads falling on a helicoidal column and on carved cots on the walls. A watchtower overlooking Dijon in the beginning, it became a symbolic tower of the power and power of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Burgundian State . At the top a unique panoramic view of Dijon.