Former college of Oratorians, French Heritage monument to Beaune

The college includes around a courtyard the main building extended to the West by 3 body sizes, and two symmetrical buildings. The main building, double depth with longitudinal corridor, has 2 square floors served by a staircase turning stone, located in the center of the building. Side buildings, the elevation on street in stone, have a square floor accessible by a staircase ramp cast-iron wood-turning. Roof of the main building smashed flat, slate tile on the Gables, other slate roofs. "eschole" de Beaune is mentioned as early as the 15th century, the chore Street (current College Street). In 1624 the college is entrusted to the Oratorians. To enlarge, the city purchases between 1629 and 1679, two houses, two courses including the 'close the Church of the Hospital of Bourgneuf and the walls of the city", and a garden adjoining the College. In 1634, the enjoyment of the Church of the Hospital of Bourgneuf was granted. The reconstruction of the college was decided at the end of the 17th century. A first estimate was made in 1682 by Anthoine rust, the King's engineer. Plans and elevations probably prepared by l. Trestournel, dated 1687, correspond to the current main body (the belfry was removed at the end of the 20th century). The 1st successful tenderers were entrepreneurs e Banda, a. Ekundayo and j. bearing, then g. Perrot. Workmanship problems slowed the still unfinished work in 1691. In 1752, the college was expanded, l. Mion, architect in Beaune and P. Thuilard, master carpenter, were responsible for the construction of a new room which was adjacent to the West of the main building. The two identical buildings bordering the Court were rebuilt between 1888 and 1893 on the specifications of the architect g. Terry. In 1873, the college took the name of Monge in the memory of the most famous of his pupils.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Former college of Oratorians

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Former college of Oratorians, The college includes around a courtyard the main building extended to the West by 3 body sizes, and two symmetrical buildings. The main building, double depth (...) Former college of Oratorians, French Heritage monument to Beaune beaune, cote d'or

Location and general information

  • identifier : 25025
  • item : Ancien collège d'oratoriens
  • Location of the building :
    • Bourgogne
    • Côte-d'Or
    • Beaune
  • Address : 8 rue du Collège
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 21054
  • Zip code of the municipality : 21200
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : college
  • 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.
  • Years :
    • 1688
    • 1752
  • Investigation : 1988
  • Date taken into account : 2001/10/08

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • roof with long tails broken
    • broken hip
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 5 type of floors in this manual :
    • basement
    • floor height
    • ground floor raised
    • 2 storey square
    • rez-de-chaussee
  • Stairs : 5 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • masonry
    • in frame
    • staircase
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • the only ornament listed is 'pediment'
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan : 2 types of plan in this building
    • regular plan
    • symmetrical plan

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 :
    • the survey has allowed to identify a constituent part in this construction : chapel
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • triangular pediment crowning the 3 Central bays of the facade of the main building
    • pediments curved above the doors and skylights of the buildings side owned by the municipality
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Olivereau Christian
    • Fromaget Brigitte
  • Mérimée reference : IA21000104

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Bourgogne - Service chargé de l'inventaireHôtel Chartraire de Montigny - 39/41, rue Vannerie 21000 Dijon -

Men involved in this construction

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