City hall

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After my passage by the Caesar's tower, I'm here on the town centre's small square, to see the town hall. For the record, it's in 1525 that Beaugency bought the Cross-White inn in order to build...

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The city hall Reraised in 1640 by Parisian architect Pierre Pavillon, the current city house has a pretty rich decoration. Come on, let’s visit it! We have Ionic and Doric capitals on the façade, a...

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The old archiepiscopal palace was raised by architects Richard-François Bontin and Joseph Etienne, from Bordeaux, between 1770 and 1781, for Mr. Ferdinand-Maximilien de Mériadeck, prince de Rohan...

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Raised on a temple dedicated to Jupiter, capitouls (kind of mayors) from Toulouse moved here: the Capitole became the city hall, which was rebuilt in the 18th century. In 1739, Guillaume Cammas...

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Reraised between 1846 and 1849 (façade paintings date back to that time), we can see a date, 1523, carved on the main building.

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Raised in the beginning of the 16th century, this Gothic city hall looks like a little fortress! In the 19th century, they added a new building.

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This beautiful city hall of Saint-Quentin is a Gothic masterpiece. Its fine sculpted façade is composed of a central tower (kind of belfry), raised in 1633. Nicknamed "House of Peace", it was owned...

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The current town hall was put up for funny reasons! During Religion wars, Pierre Jaillet, a rich protestant draper, could not stand St-Nicolas church's construction. He decided to put up, a few...

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The first city hall used to be in a house called hôtel de la Couronne ("Crown's house"), located 13 rue de la Poulaillerie. A very narrow and uncomfortable place! So consuls needed to go elsewhere...

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We have here the city hall itself, raised between 1838 and 1861 based on plans by Paul Abadie, erected on the foundations of the old medieval fortress belonging to counts of Angoulême. Two towers...


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