Old Ursuline convent, now Town Hall, French Heritage monument to Beaune

Before the Revolution, the convent included several houses along the street of the Town Hall, and the building of the community behind this alignment. A building served by a staircase turret in work and two other completely reworked are the last remnants of houses on street. The convent building, u housed 40 cells, the chapter, the refectory, the library room and vaulted edges cloister, the Church extended the right wing. The old roof destroyed by fire have been preserved 2 skylights with ailerons in spirals. The cellars are covered with barrel vaults. Its transformation into City Hall led the rehabilitation of domestic distribution, the addition of a stem with decoration in relief on the front side, the redesign of the old church and a symmetrical building. The Ursuline convent was founded on May 25, 1626 by nuns from Autun to care for education of girls
* between 1626 and 1689, they bought a certain number of houses with gardens and outbuildings to settle and open their schools. In 1697, they could build a convent with cloister and Church
* a registration on a pillar of the cloister commemorates the laying of the first stone, 6 July 1697, by Ms. Richard elected, Marie de Sayvre, superior of the convent and benign Lebelin. After the Revolution, the monastery became City Hall underwent a number of transformations. Plans and specifications for repairs and constructions were erected by Qazanfari between 1802 and 1804. in 1810-1811, Pathak pitched a total restoration of the former convent project plans to accommodate several administrations. Following a fire in 1815, architects Guichard and Champennois were responsible for the reconstruction, the demolition of some of the old houses on street was planned to clear buildings of the 17th century. In 1817, the establishment of a new 'acceptable to a public monument' facade led a sculpted decor commissioned the sculptor Bonnet. A reception hall was built in the old church by the Champennois-de Castro contractor on a quote of Dorey-Maldant, dated March 12, 1828, the demolition and reconstruction of the facades on Court and street. In 1850, an identical and symmetrical building extending the left wing was built to house the library, work was completed on a quote from c. Point.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Old Ursuline convent, now Town Hall
(Old Ursuline convent, now Town Hall, beaune)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Old Ursuline convent, now Town Hall, Before the Revolution, the convent included several houses along the street of the Town Hall, and the building of the community behind this alignment. A (...) Old Ursuline convent, now Town Hall, French Heritage monument to Beaune beaune, cote d'or

Location and general information

  • identifier : 25036
  • item : Ancien couvent d'ursulines, actuellement hôtel de ville
  • Location of the building :
    • Bourgogne
    • Côte-d'Or
    • Beaune
  • Address : 4 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 21054
  • Zip code of the municipality : 21200
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : convent
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 6 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 15th century
    • 15th century 16th century limit
    • 16th century
    • 17th century
    • 4th quarter 17th century
    • 19th century
  • Year : 1697
  • Investigation : 1988
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1946/06/18 : inscrit MH
    • 1928/11/10 : classé MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 2002/03/13

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 3 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs : 2 modes of coverage are listed
    • vault
    • barrel vault
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • basement
    • 1 floor square
  • Stairs : 7 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • spiral staircase
    • masonry
    • stairs in work-
    • staircase
    • staircase
    • spiral staircase in masonry
    • staircase in masonry
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation : 2 ornamental motifs have been identified
    • arms
    • trophy
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan : 3 types of plan in this building
    • plane symmetrical U
    • symmetrical plan
    • all concerted

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 :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : town hall


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • arms of france between the trophies of war
    • Hermes and ceres on the pediment and the facade of the front-body. property of the municipality
  • Picture : c39126f9239f1596f06058451ecb3a8a.jpg
  • Details : inscription commémorative du cloître classée
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Olivereau Christian
    • Réveillon Elisabeth
    • Fromaget Brigitte
  • Mérimée reference : IA21000307

The complete official record is available at service régional de l'inventaire BourgogneHôtel Chartraire de Montigny - 39, rue Vannerie 21000 Dijon -

Men involved in this construction

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