Porte Dijeaux, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France

Historic city gate of Bordeaux, built during the mid-1700s in the Neoclassical style.

The Dijeaux gate was an entrance to the west of the city of Bordeaux from Roman times and the first line of fortification. It has not been impacted by the expansion of the xiii th century to the south. The new walls of the xiv th century the moves a few meters to the west. On the outside, a merlon -shaped half moon up to 8 to 10 m was used as redoubt. It allowed in particular to repel the troops of Cardinal Mazarin 1650 .

This last door was replaced by the current monument, built by Voisin between 1748 and 1753 on the plans of the architect André Portier . The decor is Clair Claude Francin. It remains isolated today and deprived of its side pedestrian wickets . It has been observed that since that time, the city has extended a great deal to the west.

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