Palais ducal de Nevers
Location: Nevers, in the Niévre departement of France (Bourgogne Region).
Built: 15th century.
Ownership / Access: Now houses the Town Hall.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Palais ducal de Nevers is a castle of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, residence of the counts and dukes of Nevers. It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments by the list of 1840. Restored by order of Pierre Beregovoy in the 1980s, the palace now houses the town hall (including the mayor's office and Council Chamber), part of the tourist office, exhibition halls and reception, and a permanent exhibition on the history and strengths of the city (Formula 1, earthenware, etc.)) and Ligerian a fish aquarium. Excavations during the restoration (mainly in 1988) have uncovered numerous pieces of artillery, one of the most beautiful, an artillery piece of the fourteenth century ("powder room veuglaire"), based since municipal archaeological deposit of Nevers, is absolutely unique in France. On 4 May 1993, before the Ducal Palace that President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, pronounced the eulogy of Pierre Beregovoy who committed suicide on May 1, remained famous speech to one sentence: "All explanations The world will not justify that could deliver the dogs the honor of a man and eventually his life at the cost of a double breach of his accusers to the fundamental laws of our Republic: those that protect the dignity and freedom of each of us ".
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