Semur and its fortifications

Semur et ses fortifications (en)

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Six majestic gates,together with a barbican gate, linked the Notre-Dame area to the different neighbourhoods of the city.



The Fontaignotte gate

The Fontaignotte gate, protected by a tower, linked the neighbourhoods located on the plateau’s border to the neighbourhoods on the Armançon’s banks.



The Cycogniers gate

Dominating the Fourneau steps, the Cycognier gate was the only passage for those who came from the Pertuisot area and wished to gain access to the keep. In the opposite direction, another similar gate, the gate de la Vierge, was located near the Orle d’Or tower.

Finally, the Carême Prenant gate, led to the neighborhood situated on the plateau dominating the Armançon. 



En collaboration avec C. Duchesne service animation du patrimoine de la ville de Semur-en-Auxois 

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Discover the medieval city of Semur in Auxois, its municipal museum, its history and its exceptional architecture. Discover its high city and its suburbs by the river Armançon. Dynamic city, Ideally situated between Paris and Lyon in Auxois Bourgogne. In 7 km of the heat exchanger of the highway A6 and in 20 km of the TGV station of Montbard.

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