Porte de Quirieu

  • Porte de Quirieu


The Quirieu gate is part of the second rampart wall. It was walled up in 1535 and replaced by a new gate, Porte Neuve. Quirieu gate was reopened in 1930 following renovation work.
The gate leads to the road running between Lagnieu and the ancient port of Quirieu in the north, to the banks of the Rhône. Indeed, river transport was considered safer than road transport, especially where wine was concerned. The original paving which has been uncovered outside the gate features a central channel which was used in the Middle Ages to drain wastewater, as opposed to the side channels used nowadays. The approach was arranged in a double slope with a curved channel running down the middle. When people crossed one another, the person with the higher social status stayed on the dry, upper part of the pavement, leaving the other person to take the lower path.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Tower
    • Ruins and remains
  • Period :
    • 14th C
Useful Information
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
  • Audio-guide language(s) :
    • English
    • French


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Porte de Quirieu
Boulevard de la Porte Neuve
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Porte de Quirieu
Boulevard de la Porte Neuve
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.726705
Longitude : 5.254476
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