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Palais Ducal - Nevers, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 46° 59.288 E 003° 09.518
31T E 512062 N 5203857
Quick Description: [EN] The Ducal Palace, considered one of the first castles of the Loire, was the residence of the counts and dukes of Nivernais. [FR] Le Palais Ducal, considéré comme un des 1er châteaux de la Loire, fut la résidence des comtes puis des ducs du Nivernais.
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 7/22/2019 7:09:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM1107K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

"Built on the mound that dominates the center of the old town, the Ducal Palace dominates, below, its broad renaissance facade framed by polygonal turrets, the Republic Square, vast park.

This building was built for Jean de Clamecy, Count of Nevers, instead of his old fortress. The two large posterior towers are the oldest, namely of the 15th century, because the castle was remodeled in the 16th century by the family of Cleves by including the splendid staircase of honor which takes place in the central turret.

Madame de Cossé-Brissac, heiress of the last Duke of Nevers, sells the castle and its outbuildings to the City and the Department in 1810. The building is then shared between the town hall and the court of justice until 1850, when the municipality moved into the new town hall built by Paillard.

53 meters long and 11 meters wide, the Ducal Palace offers a unique architectural composition! The medieval round towers frame a building whose southern facade. "

Sources : The Palace

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" Construit sur la butte qui domine le centre de la vieille ville, le Palais Ducal domine, en contrebas, de sa large façade renaissance encadrée de tourelles polygonales, la place de la République, vaste parc.

Cet édifice fut construit pour Jean de Clamecy, Comte de Nevers, en lieu et place de son ancienne forteresse. Les deux grosses tours postérieures sont les plus anciennes, à savoir du XVe siècle, car le château fut remanié au XVIe siècle par la famille de Clèves en y adjoignant notamment le splendide escalier d'honneur qui prend place dans la tourelle centrale.

Madame de Cossé-Brissac, héritière du dernier duc de Nevers, vend le château et ses dépendances à la Ville et au Département en 1810. L'édifice est alors partagé entre la mairie et le tribunal de justice jusqu'en 1850, date à laquelle la municipalité s'installe dans le nouvel hôtel de ville édifié par Paillard.

Long de 53 mètres sur 11 mètres de large, le Palais ducal offre une composition architecturale unique ! Les tours rondes médiévales encadrent un corps de bâtiment dont la façade sud. "

Sources : Le Palais

Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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