Place de la Liberation
Place de la Liberation
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The Middle Ground
Bristol, UK21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Pint and coke enjoying the facade of the building.
1664 and a Coke Zero on the plaza very enjoyable.
Not really interested in looking at at and art-te-farts inside, but sure will interest others.
Note: the bar opposite serves mustard in sachets….
Written June 27, 2022
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Adam D
Canada399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I was shocked when I saw this city. Every building is well preserved at The Middle Ages style. You will enjoy the walk in its downtown and seat at plaza with a glass of Burgundy wine. Anyway, it's a city you never miss during the trip in France.
Written June 8, 2022
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William F
Denver, CO743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Big town square with lot of restaurants. You will walk though here numerous times in Dijon. Also there is a post office here as I have a friend who still likes to get postcards. it is very pretty at night when lit up.
Written October 24, 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Like many squares of the main cities of France, this square was called the Royal Square. The equestrian Statue of Louis XIV symbolically recalled that
Place Royale was built between 1681 and 1686, during the reign of the Sun King, as he was flatteringly called. The architect was Jules Ardouin-Mansard, who made a name for himself in construction in Paris (Place Vendome), Chambord and most importantly in Versailles. The origin of the name of the square is so named in connection with the liberation of Dijon in 1944. Anecdotal situation occurred with the monument. The 26-ton Louis XIV is stuck in Auxerre. The bridges along the way would not have been able to withstand such a heavy king. The Sun King reigned so long that he outlived his son, but did not wait for his statue in Dijon. The statue has lain in Auxerre for exactly as many years as it weighed, to reign over the square in 1725. However, the clock of History was already ticking for the Bourbons and the statue was sent to be melted down for cannons at the Le Creusot factory in 1792. The same year that the great-grandson of the Sun King was beheaded in another Royal Square only in Paris. Probably, as cannons, Louis XIV was more useful. Then begins the epidemic of renaming, which can be traced to the main events of French history. The square became Place d'Armes-the Place de la armee in 1792. The Napoleonic administration renamed it Place Impériale in 1804. It became the Place Royale again during the Bourbon Restoration in 1814. However, the revolutions in France did not end and it again took Place d'Armes after the July Revolution. For a century, the square was not renamed, but after the occupation of 1940, the square was renamed in honor of the hero of World War I and concurrently the main traitor at the end of the Second war, Marshal Petain. The main collaborator even managed to perform on the square in May 1944 The Place du Maréchal Pétain ended a few months later along with the fall of the Petain regime and the square becomes the Place de la Liberation at the insistence of the communists. By the way, it was here that the police chief of the collaborators was lynched without trial in 1945. And we think this only in the Middle Ages or in Afghanistan... Despite the constant renaming, the square remained the same. Semi-circular shape, Ducal Palace. Large-scale changes took place only in 2005-2006 under the direction of architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The square was closed to traffic, 3 fountains were installed (now they are still illuminated) and a new stone was laid. It turned out very stylish. Both in the evening and in the afternoon.
Written January 27, 2021
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stephanverdoold
Rotterdam, The Netherlands260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
When visiting Dijon you will not miss out on this landmark. It is a pretty plaza that you can visit easily.
Written August 17, 2020
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Welovetravel
Richmond, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It is a very large place, even more beautiful in the evening with the illuminations, very clean and we felt safe
Written August 5, 2020
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Helen H
Bristol, UK362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Placed in the heart of the city, it is full of impressive buildings and a great place to grab a drink and people watch. The main building houses the Museum of Beaux Arts, which is free to enter and definitely worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2019
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Pat C
Napa, CA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
What a wonderful way to spend an evening. Sipping a glass of wine in one of the many outdoor cafes, watching the children enjoy the fountains. Delightful.
Written September 4, 2019
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Rogério R
Almere, The Netherlands98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Nice place with many restaurants options and local shops. Unfortunately on Sunday shops were closed.
Written August 5, 2019
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OBhogal
Biggleswade, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a nice open square with many Resturant , near town hall and other historical buildings. There are foundations and nice to wind down with a drink or two.
Written June 10, 2018
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