Bollène - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 44° 16.819 E 004° 44.904
31T E 639515 N 4904494
Quick Description: [EN] Bollène town hall, commune located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. [FR] Hôtel de ville de Bollène, commune située en région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 7/22/2017 1:33:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMW84N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Place Reynaud de la Gardette, named after the Mayor of the town in 1830, is the Hôtel-de-Ville, a beautiful building with two symmetrical wings.

It is seen from afar because it is surmounted by a clock and an octagonal turret with a bell.

The building dates from the 19th century, with a beautifully worked façade (doors and windows).

The coat of arms of Bollène is carved in stone just under the clock.

Inside, a trompe-l'oeil ceiling is to be seen as well as the statue of the Improvisateur by Félix Chapentier, child of the country.

The square in front of the Town Hall was redesigned in 2006.

Bollène is a commune located north of the department of Vaucluse at the junction of the Drôme, the Ardèche and the Gard. Situated near major communications routes, the city (old town) occupies the northern end of a sandstone plateau which also serves as a base for Mondragon, Mornas, Uchaux and Lagarde-Pareol.

The rest of the commune, including the low town, stretches over a silty and fertile plain, which rests on an important layer of clay that rises in the neighborhood of the Noyères.

Sources : Bollène

Place Reynaud de la Gardette, du nom du Maire de la localité en 1830, se trouve l'Hôtel-de-Ville, beau bâtiment aux deux ailes symétriques.

Il est vu de loin car surmonté d'une horloge et d'une tourelle octogonale dotée d'une cloche.

Le bâtiment date du XIXè siècle, pourvu d'une belle façade travaillée (portes et fenêtres).

Les armoiries de Bollène se trouvent sculptées dans la pierre juste sous l'horloge.

A l'intérieur, un plafond en trompe-l'oeil est à voir ainsi que la statue de l'Improvisateur par Félix Chapentier, enfant du pays.

La place devant la Mairie a été réaménagée en 2006.

Bollène est une commune située au nord du département de Vaucluse à la jonction de la Drôme, de l'Ardèche et du Gard. Située à proximité de grands axes de communications, la cité (vieille ville) occupe l'extrémité nord d'un plateau gréseux qui sert aussi d'assise à Mondragon, Mornas, Uchaux et Lagarde-Paréol.

Le reste de la commune, ville basse comprise, s'étend sur une plaine limoneuse et fertile qui repose sur une importante couche d'argile qui affleure au quartier des Noyères.

Sources : Bollène

Name: Hôtel-de-Ville de Bollène

Address:
Place Reynaud de la Gardette
Bollène, Vaucluse France
84500


Date of Construction: XIXè siècle

Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

Architect: Not listed

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications: Not listed

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