A panoramic view 23 metres above the river. This former fortified gate (1493-1496) is dedicated to French King Charles VIII, victor at the battle of Fornova (Italy). This is obviously a military structure, equipped with a portcullis and topped by sturdy machicolations, but the approaching Renaissance had already introduced new architectural features: mullioned windows and decorative sculpture.
Weekends from January to March and every day during school holidays (Zone C).
April to October: every day. Weekends in November and December and EVERY DAY during school holidays (Zone C). Closed on 25 December and 1 January. Self-guided or guided tour, 10.00-12.00/13.00-18.00.
€ 3,50 / € 3 Place du Palais A and C porte de Bourgogne station.