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Old Courthouse of Grenoble, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Ancien palais de justice de Grenoble
place Saint-André
38100, Grenoble

FRANCE


Mood : To learn

Additional Information
Information from the tourist office in Grenoble + 33 (0) 4 76 42 41 41 or e mail

Description

A fine heritage building in Isère.

Formerly the Parliament of Dauphiné (until 1790), and former courthouse of Grenoble (until 2002), this imposing edifice bordering the Place Saint-André is one of the finest heritage buildings in the department of Isère. Built by King Louis XII at the end of the fifteenth century, the first building in the Gothic style - still perceptible in the central part of the façade between the two courts - later extended with a Renaissance wing in grey stone, and an elegant arcaded gallery under Henry II.

At the end of the nineteenth century, major changes to the building resulted in the reconstruction of the facade's left wing, carried out according to the model of the right wing, as well as the completion of the section overlooking the dock. Inside, sumptuous ceilings and sixteenth and seventeenth century woodwork, as well as imposing nineteenth century courtrooms immerse visitors in the atmosphere and history of this high place of justice.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Ancien palais de justice de Grenoble
place Saint-André
38100, Grenoble

FRANCE



Mood : To learn