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Beziers in Hérault Départment, Languedoc-Roussillon, France — Southeast Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
 

Hôtel de Ville

[City Hall]

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
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Inscription. Hier Agora, Forum, Maison communale... aujourd’hui Hôtel de Ville. Au XIII siècle, les Consuls de Béziers, bénéficiant de l’une des plus anciennes chartes communales consenties en Languedoc (1185), édifient une première maison commune. Suivront acquisitions successsive et aménagements : grande porte (1360), salle pour le clavaire (1373), pièce pour conservation du Compoix, pavage du parvis autour de la fontaine (1553), élévation d’une tour avec cloche et horloge (1647). En 1728, on procède à la réfection totale de l’ensemble des bâtiments, L’architecte de la Province, Rollin, est chargé de la réalisation. Il propose un projet grandiose de façade donnant sur la place de la fontaine : deux corps de bâtiments comportant une tour centrale. Seul ce beffroiest réalisé (1746). En 1788 est aménagé à l’étage une salle de spectacle. L’actuelle salle du Conseil Municipal est ornée de neuf fresques relatant l’histoire de Béziers (oeuvre de Biterrois Raoul Guiraud, prix de Rome de pienture).

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City Hall
Yesterday Agora, Forum, Communal House ... City Hall today. In the thirteenth century, the Consuls of Béziers, enjoying one of the oldest communal charters granted in Languedoc (1185), built their first home together. Followed successive acquisitions and facilities

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By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
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: front door (1360), room for the clavaire (1373), a piece for conservation from Compoix, paving of the courtyard around the fountain (1553), elevation of a tower clock and bell (1647).

In 1728, we proceed to complete refurbishment of all buildings, the architect of the Province, Rollin, was responsible for implementation. The plan offered a grandiose façade overlooking Fountain Square: two buildings with a central tower. Only this beffroiest was realized (1746).

In 1788 is one in the upstairs hall. The current Municipal Council Chamber is decorated with nine frescoes depicting the story Béziers (Béziers work of Raoul Guiraud, Prix de Rome painter)].
 
Location. 43° 20.559′ N, 3° 12.793′ E. Marker is in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker is on Place Gabriel Peri near Rue du 4 Septembre. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon 34500, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pepezuc (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Halles (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Chapelle des Recollets (about 210 meters away); Béziers Se Souvient (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Beziers Citizens Murdered

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By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
3. Hôtel de Ville
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pierre Paul Riquet (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ici Naquit Beziers (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); [Gare du Beziers] (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beziers.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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