Dijo Gate


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Three church of bordeaux: Saint-André Cathedral, Saint-Michel Basilica and Saint-Seurin Basilica are on the list UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrimage route to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

  • Esplanade des Quinconces - The largest square in Europe.
  • Monument aux girondins
  • Grand thetre - A large theater in the neoclassical style, built in the 18th century.

Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux

  • Allées de tourny
  • Cours de l’Intendance
  • Place du chapelet
  • Place de la bourse(1730-1775) - the royal architect Jacques Angers Gabriel was involved in the design of this square. In the center behind is an equestrian statue of the French king Louis XV.
  • Place du parlement
  • Place saint-pierre
  • Pont de pierre
  • Saint-André Cathedral, - Saint Andre Cathedral was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. Only the remains of the nave wall are preserved from the original Romanesque church. The royal gate dates from the 13th century, and the rest of the cathedral was built mainly in the 14th-15th centuries.
  • Tour pey-berland (1440-1450) - This massive square Gothic tower belongs to the cathedral.
  • Église Sainte-Croix (Church of the Holy Cross). It is located on the site of the 7th century abbey, destroyed by the Saracens. Restored during the Carolingian times, it was again destroyed by the Normans in 845 and 864. It belongs to the Benedictine Abbey, founded in the 7th century. The current church was built in the late 11th - early 12th centuries. The facade of the church is made in the Romanesque style.
  • Gothic Basilica Saint MichelIt was built in the late 14th - 16th centuries.
  • Basilica of Saint-Seren - This is the oldest church in Bordeaux. It was built at the beginning of the 6th century on the site of the Paleochristian necropolis. The portico of the church was made in the 11th century, and the apse and transept a century later. The 13th-century nave contains chapels dating from the 11th to 14th centuries. In the ancient crypt lie the tombs of the Merovingian family.
  • Église Saint-Pierre, gothic church.
  • Église Saint-Éloi, gothic church.
  • Église Saint-Bruno, a baroque church decorated with frescoes.
  • Église Notre-Damebaroque church
  • Église Saint-Paul-Saint-François-Xavierbaroque church
  • Palais rohan
  • Palais gallien, - the remains of the Roman amphitheater, built at the end of the 2nd century.
  • Porte cailhau, medieval gate in the old ramparts of Bordeaux.
  • La grosse cloche (15th century) - this is the second gate of the medieval fortress walls that have survived to this day. It was the bell tower of the old town hall. It consists of two 40-meter round towers and a central bell tower, in which a bell weighing 7,800 kg hangs. The watch was made in 1759.
  • Rue sainte-catherine, - the longest pedestrian street in France

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The Dijo Gate is one of the sights of the French city of Bordeaux, located in the south-west of the country in the Aquitaine region. Founded back in the 5th century BC, this city for a long time during the Middle Ages belonged to the English kings from the Plantagenet dynasty and enjoyed various privileges granted to it by the English crown. However, after the Hundred Years War, Aquitaine returned to France, and the city for some time lost its significance. Bordeaux managed to regain its lost position in the XVIII century with the development of maritime trade with America. In 1746, it was decided to rebuild the city in the classical style, and two years later the construction of the Gates of Dijo began.

The Gates of Dijo were completed in 1753. The construction was led by renowned architect Andre Portier, one of the founders of neoclassicism in France. The material used for the construction is interesting - it is a porous solid stone containing fossils.

The construction is striking in its monumentality. The gates are decorated with an elegant portico with stucco molding - the royal coat of arms with heraldic French lilies is depicted on the relief.

The name "Dijo" is rooted in the ancient history of Bordeaux. It is known that the current city gate was built on the site of an ancient gate made during the period of Roman rule. Those gates were dedicated to the god Jupiter, whose name in the Gascon tradition sounded like "Jou." In the course of history, the phrase “de Jou” merged into one and became an independent name.

In 1921, the gates of Dijo were recognized as a monument of history and culture of France.

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