City gate: II

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This is the Porte de Paris, which stands on the Place Simon Volant, named for the architect of the city gate and unveiled in 1692. It was originally called “la Porte des malades” because it led to the hospital.

The original moat is replaced by an ornamental garden.

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2 Responses to City gate: II

  1. MarieMcC says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful structure! The days of beautiful architecture, sadly, seem to be behind us.

  2. freckled-one says:

    The detail in this edifice is magnificent. This is what is missing from the United States, structures that represent hundreds of years of history.

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