City circus, French Heritage monument to Amiens

The municipal circus of Amiens is built on the site of the former stronghold of Longueville, who commanded the fortified belt of the South of the city. It is destroyed in 1845 to enable the development of railway and the construction of the District of Henriville where should reside Jules Verne. A circus wood (as large as the current pooling) is built place Longueville CA. 1874-1875. In 1887 decided the construction of a building hard, responding to a general fascination with the circus and fairground. Jules Verne, then advise municipal, is a fierce defender of the project, which he honors the inauguration of a major speech, on June 23, 1889. Designed by architect Emile Ricquier, 16-sided polygonal building is inspired by Parisian achievements of Jacques Hittorff (summer 1841 circus and cirque d'hiver in 1852).

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

City circus
(City circus, amiens)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

City circus, The municipal circus of Amiens is built on the site of the former stronghold of Longueville, who commanded the fortified belt of the South of the city. It is (...) City circus, French Heritage monument to Amiens amiens, somme

Location and general information

  • identifier : 131566
  • item : Cirque municipal
  • Location of the building :
    • Somme
    • Amiens
  • Address : place Longueville
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 80021
  • Zip code of the municipality : 80000
  • Order in the communal list : 13
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : circus
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1889
  • Date of protection : 1975/10/29 : inscrit MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 1993/12/03

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) :2 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • elevation
    • roofing
  • 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 :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : 153104a8bda3377a26dad800f0a829eb.jpg
  • Details : Façades et toitures (cad. EZ 151) : inscription par arrêté du 29 octobre 1975
  • Mérimée reference : PA00116048

Men involved in this construction


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