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    Avignon

    Place Crillon

    Catégorie : Étiquette :

    Adresse

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    Avignon

    Code postal

    84000

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    You enter Place Crillon via the ramparts through the Porte de l’Oulle. Oulles were earthenware pots used in Provence for cooking soup. The capacity of a pot was also an old measurement for salt in the Middle Ages. You will notice that there are slits on either side of the gate, which served to protect Avignon from flooding by the Rhone. Wooden planks, with sandbags wedged in-between, were slid into the holes to stop the water from seeping into the city. This system is called a batardeau or cofferdam, and the method is still used to this day on the most vulnerable gates when the water levels are exceptionally high. Opposite the Porte de l’Oulle, the front of the Ancienne Comédie (the “Old Playhouse”) is decorated with pilasters and fire pots. The building was originally a real-tennis court before being purchased by an association of Avignon’s leading families and converted into a theatre. Only the facade remains of this delightful small theatre, which is in the Italian style; at one time, however, it was ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful auditorium in France’ according to the Duke of Ormond. The playhouse was inaugurated in 1732 and had 380 seats. It was the first and only theatre in Avignon until a new building was constructed in 1824 on the Place de l’Horloge, which was known as the Place de la Comédie at the time. It was renamed Place Crillon in honour of Brave Crillon, comrade-in-arms of Henry IV. At number 12, to the left of the former playhouse, is the Hôtel de l’Europe, which was built over an old garden by Clement de Graveson. He bought the site in 1778 and constructed the current building before selling it to Catherine Alix Bongard, who converted it into a hotel in 1799. The most illustrious guests have stayed at the hotel: royalty, heads of state and stars have all contributed to its current reputation. It is said that, in the early years of the 20th century, the head chef used to receive Louis d’0r as tips. He would then hide these gold coins in a hollow cane, and they could be heard rattling as they accompanied him on his walks through the streets of Avignon. On the other side of the square, at number 21, was the Hôtel Royal, where Bonaparte stayed before leaving for Egypt and on his return. It was here, too, that Marshal Brune was assassinated after Waterloo; a commemorative plaque is located next to number 19. You are now going to follow the street that passes between the playhouse and the Hôtel de l’Europe before reaching Rue Joseph Vernet by turning right at the roundabout. See you at the next stop opposite the Façonnable shop and the Goelan ice-cream store. You enter Place Crillon via the ramparts through the Porte de l’Oulle. Oulles were earthenware pots used in Provence for cooking soup. The capacity of a pot was also an old measurement for salt in the Middle Ages. You will notice that there are slits on either side of the gate, which served to protect Avignon from flooding by the Rhone. Wooden planks, with sandbags wedged in-between, were slid into the holes to stop the water from seeping into the city. This system is called a batardeau or cofferdam, and the method is still used to this day on the most vulnerable gates when the water levels are exceptionally high. Opposite the Porte de l’Oulle, the front of the Ancienne Comédie (the “Old Playhouse”) is decorated with pilasters and fire pots. The building was originally a real-tennis court before being purchased by an association of Avignon’s leading families and converted into a theatre. Only the facade remains of this delightful small theatre, which is in the Italian style; at one time, however, it was ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful auditorium in France’ according to the Duke of Ormond. The playhouse was inaugurated in 1732 and had 380 seats. It was the first and only theatre in Avignon until a new building was constructed in 1824 on the Place de l’Horloge, which was known as the Place de la Comédie at the time. It was renamed Place Crillon in honour of Brave Crillon, comrade-in-arms of Henry IV. At number 12, to the left of the former playhouse, is the Hôtel de l’Europe, which was built over an old garden by Clement de Graveson. He bought the site in 1778 and constructed the current building before selling it to Catherine Alix Bongard, who converted it into a hotel in 1799. The most illustrious guests have stayed at the hotel: royalty, heads of state and stars have all contributed to its current reputation. It is said that, in the early years of the 20th century, the head chef used to receive Louis d’0r as tips. He would then hide these gold coins in a hollow cane, and they could be heard rattling as they accompanied him on his walks through the streets of Avignon. On the other side of the square, at number 21, was the Hôtel Royal, where Bonaparte stayed before leaving for Egypt and on his return. It was here, too, that Marshal Brune was assassinated after Waterloo; a commemorative plaque is located next to number 19. You are now going to follow the street that passes between the playhouse and the Hôtel de l’Europe before reaching Rue Joseph Vernet by turning right at the roundabout. See you at the next stop opposite the Façonnable shop and the Goelan ice-cream store.


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      Avignon

      Place Crillon

      You enter Place Crillon via the ramparts through the Porte de l’Oulle. Oulles were earthenware pots used in Provence for cooking soup. The capacity of a pot was also an old measurement for salt in the Middle Ages. You wi…

      Catégorie : Étiquette :

      Adresse

      Ville

      Avignon

      Code postal

      84000

      Geolocalisation


      Description

      You enter Place Crillon via the ramparts through the Porte de l’Oulle. Oulles were earthenware pots used in Provence for cooking soup. The capacity of a pot was also an old measurement for salt in the Middle Ages. You will notice that there are slits on either side of the gate, which served to protect Avignon from flooding by the Rhone. Wooden planks, with sandbags wedged in-between, were slid into the holes to stop the water from seeping into the city. This system is called a batardeau or cofferdam, and the method is still used to this day on the most vulnerable gates when the water levels are exceptionally high. Opposite the Porte de l’Oulle, the front of the Ancienne Comédie (the “Old Playhouse”) is decorated with pilasters and fire pots. The building was originally a real-tennis court before being purchased by an association of Avignon’s leading families and converted into a theatre. Only the facade remains of this delightful small theatre, which is in the Italian style; at one time, however, it was ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful auditorium in France’ according to the Duke of Ormond. The playhouse was inaugurated in 1732 and had 380 seats. It was the first and only theatre in Avignon until a new building was constructed in 1824 on the Place de l’Horloge, which was known as the Place de la Comédie at the time. It was renamed Place Crillon in honour of Brave Crillon, comrade-in-arms of Henry IV. At number 12, to the left of the former playhouse, is the Hôtel de l’Europe, which was built over an old garden by Clement de Graveson. He bought the site in 1778 and constructed the current building before selling it to Catherine Alix Bongard, who converted it into a hotel in 1799. The most illustrious guests have stayed at the hotel: royalty, heads of state and stars have all contributed to its current reputation. It is said that, in the early years of the 20th century, the head chef used to receive Louis d’0r as tips. He would then hide these gold coins in a hollow cane, and they could be heard rattling as they accompanied him on his walks through the streets of Avignon. On the other side of the square, at number 21, was the Hôtel Royal, where Bonaparte stayed before leaving for Egypt and on his return. It was here, too, that Marshal Brune was assassinated after Waterloo; a commemorative plaque is located next to number 19. You are now going to follow the street that passes between the playhouse and the Hôtel de l’Europe before reaching Rue Joseph Vernet by turning right at the roundabout. See you at the next stop opposite the Façonnable shop and the Goelan ice-cream store. You enter Place Crillon via the ramparts through the Porte de l’Oulle. Oulles were earthenware pots used in Provence for cooking soup. The capacity of a pot was also an old measurement for salt in the Middle Ages. You will notice that there are slits on either side of the gate, which served to protect Avignon from flooding by the Rhone. Wooden planks, with sandbags wedged in-between, were slid into the holes to stop the water from seeping into the city. This system is called a batardeau or cofferdam, and the method is still used to this day on the most vulnerable gates when the water levels are exceptionally high. Opposite the Porte de l’Oulle, the front of the Ancienne Comédie (the “Old Playhouse”) is decorated with pilasters and fire pots. The building was originally a real-tennis court before being purchased by an association of Avignon’s leading families and converted into a theatre. Only the facade remains of this delightful small theatre, which is in the Italian style; at one time, however, it was ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful auditorium in France’ according to the Duke of Ormond. The playhouse was inaugurated in 1732 and had 380 seats. It was the first and only theatre in Avignon until a new building was constructed in 1824 on the Place de l’Horloge, which was known as the Place de la Comédie at the time. It was renamed Place Crillon in honour of Brave Crillon, comrade-in-arms of Henry IV. At number 12, to the left of the former playhouse, is the Hôtel de l’Europe, which was built over an old garden by Clement de Graveson. He bought the site in 1778 and constructed the current building before selling it to Catherine Alix Bongard, who converted it into a hotel in 1799. The most illustrious guests have stayed at the hotel: royalty, heads of state and stars have all contributed to its current reputation. It is said that, in the early years of the 20th century, the head chef used to receive Louis d’0r as tips. He would then hide these gold coins in a hollow cane, and they could be heard rattling as they accompanied him on his walks through the streets of Avignon. On the other side of the square, at number 21, was the Hôtel Royal, where Bonaparte stayed before leaving for Egypt and on his return. It was here, too, that Marshal Brune was assassinated after Waterloo; a commemorative plaque is located next to number 19. You are now going to follow the street that passes between the playhouse and the Hôtel de l’Europe before reaching Rue Joseph Vernet by turning right at the roundabout. See you at the next stop opposite the Façonnable shop and the Goelan ice-cream store.


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        Avignon

        Place Crillon

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        Avignon

        Code postal

        84000

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        We komen terecht op de place Crillon door de stadswallen door te stappen via de porte de l’Oulle. Het woord « oulles » verwijst naar de aarden potten die gebruikt werden in de Provence om soep in te koken. Tijdens de middeleeuwen was de inhoud van een kookpot ook een maateenheid om zout af te wegen. Aan elke zijde van deze poort kunt u gleuven zien die Avignon moeten beschermen tegen de overstromingen van de Rhône. Er worden namelijk houten planken ingeschoven waartussen zandzakjes worden geplaatst om te vermijden dat het water de stad kan binnenstromen. Dit systeem wordt “batardeau” of “vangdam” genoemd. Ook vandaag nog wordt bij uitzonderlijk hoge waterstijgingen deze methode toegepast op de meest kwetsbare poorten. Tegenover de porte de l’Oulle ziet u de voorgevel van het voormalige theater, de « Ancienne comédie », die opgesierd wordt door pilaren en verscheidene “pots-à-feu”, een architecturale versiering in de vorm van een vaas met een vlam. Oorspronkelijk werd dit gebouw gebruikt voor het “Jeu de Paume”, een balspel dat de voorloper van het tennis is. Het werd verkocht aan een vereniging die de grootste families van Avignon vertegenwoordigde en het werd omgebouwd tot theater. Dit fraaie theater in Italiaanse renaissancestijl waarvan vandaag enkel nog de voorgevel overblijft, was « vast en zeker de mooiste schouwburg van Frankrijk », zoals de hertog van Ormond het verwoordde. Het werd ingehuldigd in 1732 en bood 380 zitplaatsen. Het was het eerste theater van Avignon tot de bouw van het theater op de place de l’Horloge in 1824. Dit plein werd toentertijd “Place de la Comédie” genoemd. Ze kreeg de naam Place Crillon ter ere van Brave Crillon, de dappere krijgsman van Hendrik IV. Op nummer 12, links van het voormalige theater, bevindt zich het Hotel de l’Europe, opgericht in een voormalige tuin door Clément de Graveson. Deze laatste kocht de grond in 1778 en liet er het huidige gebouw optrekken, waarna hij het verkocht aan Catherine Alix Bongard die het in 1799 inrichtte als hotel. Er verbleven de meest beroemde gasten: gekroonde hoofden, staatshoofden en sterren droegen bij aan zijn huidige faam. Er wordt verteld dat de chef-kok in het begin van de XXᵉ eeuw gouden louis als fooi ontving, die hij in een holle wandelstok verstopte, waardoor zijn wandelingen door de straten van Avignon aangekondigd werden door een rinkelgeluid. Aan de andere kant van het plein, op nummer 21, bevond zich het Hotel Royal, dat fungeerde als villa van Napoleon Bonaparte voordat hij naar Egypte trok en na zijn terugkeer. Op deze plaats werd ook maarschalk Brune vermoord na de slag bij Waterloo. Er werd een herdenkingsplaat aangebracht naast nummer 19 van het plein. U neemt nu de straat die tussen het theater en het Hotel de l’Europe loopt, slaat rechtsaf aan het kruispunt en komt zo in de rue Joseph Vernet. Afspraak aan de volgende stoplichten, tegenover de boetiek Façonnable en het ijssalon Le Goelan.


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