The Saunerie door, French Heritage monument to Manosque

note webmaster: the door on photo Black and white Ci below seems to be the door of Soubeyran, built at the 14th century (except the bell-tower which would go back to 1830). This door is the northern door of the historical centre of Manosque. It is registered historic building.

On the other hand the photograph of Light of the Morning proposed in illustration would be well the door of Saunerie, whose construction it is completed in 1382, of Romance style. It is also the southern door of the historical centre of manosque. The situation near the street Saunerie, where salt was conveyed and where the pigs were bled, according to the historians, could be related to the origin of its name (saunery - > to abatoir into of Provence).

The Saunerie Door presents a defensive architecture with two pole-axes and of the crowned side turrets of machicolation.

The Saunerie door
(The Saunerie door, manosque)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

The Saunerie door, « The Saunerie door » is a construction of the city of Manosque (France, Alpes de haute provence). The Saunerie door, French Heritage monument to Manosque 14 manosque, alpes de haute provence

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4214
  • item : Porte de la Saunerie
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
    • Manosque
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 4112
  • Zip code of the municipality : 04100
  • Order in the communal list : 14
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 4 names :
    • door
    • city ??gate
    • city
    • port
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Date of protection : 1886/07/12 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/06/04

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : d58d2dcf395871f304230aa9ce3a193f.jpg
  • Details : Porte de la Saunerie : classement par arrêté du 12 juillet 1886
  • Mérimée reference : PA00080427

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The Saunerie door, French Heritage monument to Manosque. Picture of Lumière-du-Matin
Porte de la Saunerie, manosque
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