The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Monday, 13 May 2013

The re-opening of the Halle...

Restored for the first time since the 1640s, 371 years after the death of the original client, the 
cardinal duc Armand-Jean,
the town's market halle nears re-completion.
Modern regulations for food handling require a glass screen behind the restored railings,
but otherwise the structure is now historically impeccable - no expense has been spared.
A quality project - Bravo Hervé and his artisans!
Next restoration in 2384.



the official invitation to the opening
the gate to the place du Marché




the glass screens are added behind the restored railings


'new railings for old'; the old railings fully restored.

bronze glass clamps

copper guttering and rainwater downpipes...wow!


1 comment:

Susan said...

Wow indeed! We should get to see it in a couple of weeks time when we have clients up that way.

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