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    Visit La Charité sur Loire

    by wandeljp Written Apr 22, 2006

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    In the year 1059, any monks came from Cluny. They found a priory. It was a halting-place on the pelgrim- way to Santiago de Compostella (Spain)
    It is now a quiete town with 6000 inhabitants . You are on 215 km from Paris.

    one time was this the 2d greatest church of France
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    Cathedral St Cyr and Sainte Julitte, Nevers

    by gwened Written Apr 18, 2015

    a wonderful roman cathedral in city center Nevers. I drive by here and always enjoy stopping at Nevers and see this Cathedral. A bit more on it ; These saints were Martyrs of the first centuries of the Christian era, Cyr and Julitte were tortured to the year 304AD, during the last major persecution ordered by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Their martyrdom took place in Tarsus, home city of Saint Paul, in the South of the present Turkey. Their life is semi-legendary, but the authenticity of their martyrdom is indisputable

    The King of the Franks Raoul, who was Duke of Burgundy, did enshrine in gold saint Cyr during the episcopate of Tedalgrin, Bishop of Nevers from 928 to 947. In 1594, all relics of Saint Cyr and Sainte-Julitte joined together in Nevers in a single reliquary.

    In 1793, the reliquary is hidden from Nolay to escape destruction by the revolutionaries. Then stored in a small relics box in 1861 placed in a magnificent Basilica reliquary opened with great fanfare on June 16, 1861, day of Saint-Cyr. This reliquary is placed in 1872 in the ciborium of the new altar of the Cathedral .The reliquary has disappeared in the bombing of July 16, 1944 in WWII.

    The Cathedral Saint-Cyr-Sainte-Julitte de Nevers is a unique architectural history since the 6C. The most remarkable of its characteristics is that it has two choirs, a Roman (11C) and the other Gothic (14C) located opposite one another.

    A great Cathedral for you to visit in burgundy;the diocese site in French here
    http://www.nievre.catholique.fr/
    and more on city of Nevers in French
    http://www.nevers.fr/cathedrale-st-cyr

    the tourist office site in contact you can change to English with google.

    statue of Sainte Julitte and St Cyr inside the clocktower jacquemard at Cathedral of Nevers the taken of the robe of Sainte Bernadette stained glass newer period at Cathedral back chevet of Cathedral of Nevers
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    Palais Ducal or ducal palace of Nevers

    by gwened Written May 31, 2014

    This is impressive and needs more time that I even provided passing by the city. The Palais Ducal is shown here in French at the city mayor's office
    http://www.nevers.fr/le-palais-ducal

    My introduction comes from it that I translated at best. A bit of history I like
    In 1464, Jean de Clamecy, son of Philippe de Bourgogne, inherits the County of the Nivernais. He began the construction of a "new hostel" in the vicinity of the former Castle of the 13C, now gone. If the building is completed at his death in 1491, the facade that already evokes Renaissance would be later. Les Clèves, his successors, elevated to the rank of Dukes and peers of the realm in 1538, were able to wish complete wrapping of the castle in offering an adornment to the taste of the day and the extent of their rank.

    Louis Gonzaga, Duke of 1565 1595, continue beautification. It adorns the roofs of the south facade of elegant dormers Renaissance et Louis of Gonzaga's tall chimneys. Son Charles I of Gonzaga began in 1609 to an esplanade in the Castle landscaping a public square. It is designed for the purpose of leisure and should offer a wide panorama on the Loire, but it will be finished at the beginning of the 19C.

    In 1659, Charles III de Gonzague sold the Duchy to Mazarin. The Mancini inherit in 1661 and keep it until the French Revolution. In 1793, the municipality occupies the castle which is then sold to the city and the Department by the heiress of the last Duke in 1810. In 1850, the town settled in the new town hall and leaves the castle to the Department. The monument is then rehabilitated in order to install the courthouse, which earned him his appellation of ducal "Palace". The original sculptures being highly degraded, an important part of the ornamentation is reconstructed by sculptor Jouffroy.

    At the end of the 1980s, the municipality wishes to regain this historic monument and proposes the transfer of the courthouse in the old episcopal Palace. The main entrance was pierced in the West to the basement level which is accessed by a hall under slab giving to rue Sabatier. The basement is finished for the reception of the tourist as well as an exhibition space. A contemporary staircase and a lift serving the floors rooms used for receptions and exhibitions. Finally, the Hall of the Municipal Council is installed in the attic.

    A wonderful property indeed to visit in Nevers. It is open from October 1 to May 31, Mondays to Saturdays from 9h -12h30 and 14h- 18h. June 1st to September 30 , mondays to Saturdays from 9h to 18h30. Sundays and holidays open from 10h- 13h and 14h -18h . Closed Nov 1,Nov 11, Dec 25 and Jan 1.

    Palais Ducal de Nevers another angle bit further back ducal palace
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    The holly cross tower.

    by wandeljp Written May 3, 2006

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    The holly cross tower is seperated from the "Notre Dame " church betweem 16th century. Till then was the church the second longest of France.

    The Holly Cross tower
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    The dwarfhouse

    by wandeljp Written May 3, 2006

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    On the backside of the church, left, you find the litle house. We don't find any expanation about it.
    We don't realy look for it ! Rosa and our friend Fernand give you an idee of the size

    Backside of the church
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    Beautiful view from on the bridge.

    by wandeljp Written May 6, 2006

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    You walk any hundred meters from the town and you have a nice view on it.
    The bridge mark the border betweem twoo french région: Bourgogne and Berry

    Nice view from on the middle of the Loire
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