Porte Dijeaux
Porte Dijeaux
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is an 18th century construction in the neoclassical style. Porte Dijeaux has a bit of history behind it. This arched Gate marks the spot where there was an entry point to the city in much older times. In fact its history goes as far back as the Roman times. According to some evidence there was a temple dedicated to the god Jupiter, on this very spot. This also explains the name of the Gate, which has its origins in the ancient local language and the naming of the god Jupiter. Interesting! The Gate today is literally encircled by many buildings and shops and there is not much free space around it, as it stands in the middle of the road. Worth a look if you are in the vicinity.
Written June 16, 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The origin of the word ‘Dijeaux’ is unclear but I like the suggestion it is based on a temple of Jupiter which once stood there in Gallo-Roman times. It opens on to the Place Gambetta. It was once known under Louis XIV as Porte Dauphine. That it was a portal rather than a section of wall has probably accounted for its survival.
Written November 18, 2022
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Philippe B
Toulouse, France5,900 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This door used to mark the western entrance of the city. Although it has been built approximately at the same place than the medieval one, this door dates back to the mid 18th century.
Written December 25, 2019
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LightFighter
Lafayette, CA1,906 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
My wife and I left our hotel shortly altering arriving in Bordeaux, and headed for the old town. Our first introduction the city's beautiful architecture was Porte Dijeaux. initially an entrance to the city in Roman times, the current gate dates back to the mid-1700s.

As you pass through the gate, continue straight for a nice stroll through the central part of the old town towards the water. After a short walk you will emerge next to the Palace with the mirrored fountain directly in front of you. Beautiful!
Written June 8, 2016
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mrsagf
washington dc845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
From a Roman temple "de Jupiter," to "de Jou," to "Dijeaux," the latest monument on this spot is a neoclassical city portal of dressed Frontenac stone. It was built in 1748-53 to the plans of architect Andre Portier, who also designed the Porte de Bourgogne, near Pont de Pierre, in the same period. It has royal decorations on the outside wall--but a mascaron of Neptune graces the inside wall, facing the Garonne River.

This classified historic monument heads the Rue de la Porte Dijeaux, lined with shops that lead to Rue Ste. Catherine. A rare 19th century shopping arcade, the Galerie Bordelaise, runs diagonally across the block from Rue Ste. Catherine to Rue des Piliers de Tutelle.
Written September 2, 2015
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is an impressive arch leading into the older part of town, very dramatic. We wandered through this area on our couple of days in town and were very happy with the atmosphere.
Written July 11, 2020
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Scott W
North Yorkshire, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Historic city gate of Bordeaux, built during the mid-1700s in the Neoclassical style.its a shame that more has not been done a round it. Beautiful architecture but it’s just surrounded by shops. It’s a shame.
Written December 27, 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Passing through Porte Dijeaux we enter the old Historic area of Bordeaux. This takes us into the area with lots of great shops and restaurants. It is amazing and ancient .
Written November 5, 2019
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Willie B
United States1,624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What a great arch with awesome detail. Leads you to the main street and Bourse Placa. Right next to it is an awesome restaurant I highly recommend Le Dijeaux. Totally worth driving across France to see. Did not disappoint.
Written October 25, 2019
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Türkiye6,528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
One of the ancient gates to the city, the date showing 1748. Once you pass from this gate, you are in one of the main shopping streets of the city.
Written June 21, 2019
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