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  • 1 Basilica of St John the Baptist Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Jean F - 52000 Chaumont

    On the south side,St John's door is an example of the expressive workmanship of the Gothic art. The transept and the chevet in the late Gothic and Renaissance style are from the 16 C. The chancel stalls and the transept, decorated during the Renaissa..

  • 2 Viaduct Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N 19 F - 52000 Chaumont

    This magnificent work of art with 50 arches on three levels, 600 metres long and standing 52 metres over the Suize Valley, is now used by the railway from Paris to Basel. It was inaugurated in 1856.

  • 3 Musée de la Crèche Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. des Frères Mistarlet F - 52000 Chaumont

    An annex of the Museum of Art and History is dedicated to cribs. There is a fine collection dating from the 17C to the present day. There are wooden, spun glass and baked clay cribs and an attractive series of 18C Neapolitan cribs.

  • 4 Philippe Lebon Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 52000 Chaumont

    Philippe Lebon (1767 - 1804) was the inventor of gas lighting and therefore it's understandable that the people of Chaumont should recognise this by erecting a statue in the centre of the square that bears his name. From here you will have an attract..

  • 5 Tower of the Arse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Tour-Chartron F - 52000 Chaumont

    This hexagonal tower which used to be an Arsenal (hence its name) was built in the 13 C. the Rue de la Tour-Chartron which leads there is built on the remains of the ramparts of the town.

  • 6 Tanners suburb

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    fg des Tanneries F - 52000 Chaumont

    Beyond the Suivre, this makes up the old industrial suburb. The Trefousse house, glove-making specialists, was the source of fame of Chaumont up to the start of the 20 C.

  • 7 Rue Gayard

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 52000 Chaumont

    Old houses with corbelled turrets flank this street. You will notice the same in the Rue Gouthiere. Rue Gayard also contains an attractive Renaissance town house.

  • 8 Rue St Jean

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 52000 Chaumont

    The highest turret in Chaumont is found at no. 22 in this street. Attractive dormer windows from the 17 C decorated with caryatids, while others from the 18 C are decorated with scrolls.

  • 9 Hôtel de Grand and Hôtel de Beyne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Girardon F - 52000 Chaumont

    These two residences are accessed via a magnificent doorway. The Hôtel de Grand, Louis XIII in style, is crowned by a semicircular pediment, while the Hôtel de Beyne, Louis XIV in style, is topped with a broken pediment decorated with a grotesque mas..

  • 10 Rue Bouchardon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Bouchardon F - 52000 Chaumont

    The sculptor, Edme Bouchardon, (1698-1762), renowned for his elegance, creator of many works for the chateau at Versailles was born at no. 27. At no. 6 note a Louis XVI town house and further on a lookout tower topped with a dome of stone shells.

  • 11 Town hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Concorde F - 52000 Chaumont

    This occupies an 18 C town house. It was built by the architect Francois-Nicolas Lancret Nephew of the painter, Francois Lancret, (1619 - 1743) successor of Watteau and specialist in Elegant Parties

  • 12 Art and History Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. du Palais F - 52000 Chaumont

    Archaeological collections with a bronze breastplate dating from the 8 C BC, 16 and 19 C paintings, sculptures among which are the recumbent figure of Jean the Blind of Chateauvillain, and fragments from the mausoleum of Antoinette of Bourbon and of ..

  • 13 Grain silos, Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche

    Museums and art

    7-9 av. Foch F - 52000 Chaumont

    In an old farming Co-operative, this cultural centre is devoted to the art of posters; it has more than 10,000 coming from a legacy; works by Jules Chéret (1836 - 1932), Théophile- Alexandre Steinlein (1859 - 1923) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1854..

  • 14 Jesuit chapel

    Religious buildings

    F - 52000 Chaumont

    This is the Chapel of the old Jesuit College. Behind the main altar in sculpted and gilded wood, there is a retable by Bouchardon representing the Assumption of the Virgin.

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