Briare Travel Guide

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    CANAL BRIDGE AT BRIARE

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It was a real pleasurable discovery, this aquaduct.
    It has a tranquil beauty, enhanced by the clear late October weather.

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    mi's

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 29, 2010

    built in the late nineteenth century and inaugurated in 1895. It is distinguished by its appearance and its Byzantine mosaic facade completely covered with enamel, which led to it being included in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. Haughty, it requires overlooking the vast square where the statue of Jean-Felix Bapterosses originally manufactory of enamels Briare.

    The interior offers its own set of symbols and riddles: Pay attention to these medallions enamel designed ground. The first is to read as soon as you cross the threshold and said bonus intra ("between good"). Leaving, once completed your visit, you'll find that on the same medallion, reads require melior (better leave "). On both sides of the entrance and still on the ground, four medallions of the same bill, always evoke the four elements in Latin: aer, terra, aqua, ignis. The facade of the most beautiful mosaics representing St. Etienne.

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    by black_mimi99 Updated Aug 29, 2010

    built in the late nineteenth century and inaugurated in 1895. It is distinguished by its appearance and its Byzantine mosaic facade completely covered with enamel, which led to it being included in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. Haughty, it requires overlooking the vast square where the statue of Jean-Felix Bapterosses originally manufactory of enamels Briare.

    The interior offers its own set of symbols and riddles: Pay attention to these medallions enamel designed ground. The first is to read as soon as you cross the threshold and said bonus intra ("between good"). Leaving, once completed your visit, you'll find that on the same medallion, reads require melior (better leave "). On both sides of the entrance and still on the ground, four medallions of the same bill, always evoke the four elements in Latin: aer, terra, aqua, ignis. The facade of the most beautiful mosaics representing St. Etienne.

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    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 29, 2010

    The city is located on the Loire, 8 miles east and upstream of Gien and 74 km east of Orleans. It is connected to Paris, where it is distant 151 km from the highway A77, Nationale 7, the railway line Paris-Nevers, from Gare de Paris Bercy.

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    Gien

    by black_mimi99 Written Apr 6, 2012

    Favorite thing: Gien is situated in the Loiret department (Loire Valley region) in the western-centre of France at 60 km from Orleans, the department capital. Gien is 132 km from Paris and 367 km from the port at Calais). And 10 km to Briare.

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    Briare Canal Bridge

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: -
    Incredible structure built by Eiffel, indeed the builder of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
    A metal aquaduct of 660m long carries the Loire Lateral Canal over the river Loire to join the Briare Canal.
    See more in the Must See Activities Tips.
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    Fondest memory: -
    Unfortunately there was no more time to stay in Briare. It looks like a larger town with an interesting church that we didn't get to see properly.

    Maybe next time!
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