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Palais de Justice - Rouen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 49° 26.525 E 001° 05.546
31U E 361718 N 5478351
Quick Description: The Palais de Justice is located one block north of the Rue de Horloge on the Rue aux Juifs the center of Rouen, France.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 3/19/2017 7:51:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMV9JN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Palais de Justice (Courthouse) in Rouen is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The construction of the building had its origin in 1494 when the city councilors passed a resolution to build a new market for the merchants of the city. This building evolved into the present day courthouse.

The building was built under the reign of Louis XII to a design by architects Roger Ango and Roulland le Roux between 1499 and 1508. It served as a Royal Palace, housed board of Normandy, and became home to the parliament of Normandy in the sixteenth century.

During World War II the Gothic parts of the structure were severely damaged and have since been restored. The neo-Gothic parts escape destruction.

The wing to the left of the courtyard façade is original Gothic, built between the late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century. It features pinnacles, gargoyles and a railing at the base of the roof. Other parts of the building were built as late as the early twentieth century. The central part of the building is a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
City, State or City, Country: Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France

Year Built: ca. 1470

Architect: unknown

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