Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes

The castle of Vincennes owes its origin has Philippe Auguste. Philippe de Valois made it rebuild in 1333, on the plan which one sees today. This work was continuous under king Jean, and completes under Charles V. Charles VI added new buildings to it. It was repairs by Fran?ois I er, in 1539. Louis XIII made raise both large body-of-home which is in the court: they were complete only towards the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV.

This Castle was a long time the residence of Kings de France. Saint Louis returned justice there, sitted with the foot of a oak. The unit forms a regular, consistent parallelogram in an extremely high keep, and nine square towers, from which some fall in ruin. The nine turns were useful has to place the Princes of the royal house. The tower of the keep was the ordinary dwelling of the King.

The court is entouree of pit. private individuals, of approximately forty feet, and covered stones of size. The top of the pits east strengthens of a covered gallery, broadside of loopholes; the four angles are flanquees of a tower which makes covered in the pit.

The tower of the keep is divisee in five stages, to which one goes up by a staircase in volute, of an astonishing boldness. Each stage vault east composes of a square big room, constant in the medium by an enormous pillar, with an immense chimney, having has each one of its four corners a prison of thirteen feet in any direction, with a chimney. At the level of the third stage is a projecting external gallery, which reigns around the building. The roof forms a terrace cintree, bearing in one of its angles a guerite out of stone, of a great delicacy and a considerable height. The walls have sixteen feet thickness, and the vaults thirty feet top.

Henri V, king d' Angleterre, died in the keep of Vincennes. Since the reign of Louis XI, it was used as prison of state. The large Cop was there a long time prisoner, and not far from the window on which it cultivated eyelets, the duke of Enghien, last kid of his race, was put died. Cromwell visited this prison in 1626.

The new Castle was starts with Louis XIII, who posed the first stone of them, and completes by Louis XIV. The frontage of the dimension of wood is a succession of fourteen rustic arcades, forming a covered gallery; it has in the medium a modern door half, Gothic half, in triumphal arch. The Castle east composes of two large uniform buildings, to which one communicates by this gallery. The large staircase is remarkable by its curve, the height of its cage and the length of its steps. This Castle saw being born the opera, in the festivals which Louis XIV gave. He saw being born also the loves from this Prince for Madam of Valliere. Louis XV spent there the first year of his reign.

The gate of the Ste Chapelle de Vincennes Gothic, though is built under Fran?ois I er and Henri II. Its vault is of a great boldness. One notices on the stained glasses of H and the crescents, currency chosen by Henri II, love for Diane of Poitiers. The park has fourteen hundred sixty-seven arpents of extent.

Source: Sixty sights of the most beautiful palates, monuments and churches of Paris by Etienne Andre Lagier de Vaugelas, Lay down 1818.

Near the castle of Vincennes
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Structural information

Near the castle of Vincennes, « Near the castle of Vincennes » is a construction of the city of Vincennes (France, Val de marne). Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes vincennes, val de marne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 151875
  • item : Abords du château de Vincennes
  • Location of the building :
    • Ile-de-France
    • Val-de-Marne
    • Vincennes
  • Address :
    • avenue du Général-de-Gaulle
    • avenue Carnot
    • avenue des Minimes
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 94080
  • Zip code of the municipality : 94300
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • 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.
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1993/03/18 : classé MH
    • 1993/03/24 : classé MH
    • 1993/06/03 : classé MH
    • 1993/06/25 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1995/07/12

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 : 4 various other information are available
    • property of a private person
    • property of the municipality
    • property of the State
    • property of a private company 1993
  • Detail :
    • Ensemble immobilier, 6 avenue Carnot (cad. X 107) : classement par arrêté du 18 mars 1993
    • Parcelles immobilières X 106, au 6 avenue Carnot, X 110, au 4 avenue Carnot, et X 191, avenue Carnot et avenue du Général-de-Gaulle : classement par arrêté du 24 mars 1993
    • Parties bâties et non bâties, 7 avenue du Général-de-Gaulle (cad. X 104)
    • sol des parcelles X 103, à l' angle de l' avenue Carnot et de l' avenue des Minimes, et X 105, 8 avenue Carnot : classement par arrêté du 3 juin 1993
    • Immeubles bâtis et non bâtis (aux fins de démolition après acquisition par l' Etat au fur et à mesure de la mise en vente des lots) , 5 avenue du Général-de-Gaulle (cad. X 108) : classement par décret du 25 juin 1993
    • Immeubles bâtis et non bâtis (aux fins de démolition après acquisition par l' Etat par voie d' expropriation) , 3 avenue du Général-de-Gaulle (cad. X 109) : classement par décret du 25 juin 1993
  • Mérimée reference : PA00125475

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Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes. Picture of Lumière du matin
Abords du château de Vincennes, vincennes
Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes. Picture of Lumière du matin
Abords du château de Vincennes, vincennes
Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes. Picture of Lumière du matin
Abords du château de Vincennes, vincennes
Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes. Picture of Lumière du matin
Abords du château de Vincennes, vincennes
Near the castle of Vincennes, French Heritage monument to Vincennes. Picture of Lumière du matin
Abords du château de Vincennes, vincennes

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