Liberation Palais Des Etats Rue Des Forges Dijon Tour Philipe Le Bon

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Palais des Etats - Rue des Forges, Dijon - Tour Philipe le Bon

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posted by Elliott Brown alias ell brown on Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:06:11 PM

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. Rue des Forges near Place Notre Dame. Palais des Etats - the back of the 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 . 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.

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