Porte Neuve or Porte François Premier

  • Porte Neuve ou Porte François Ier


Porte Neuve is the name of the gate built into one of the towers of the enclosure wall during the 16th century. This gate can be considered as a symbol of the transition period between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The gate is sometimes named after Francis I in memory of the king's many visits to Crémieu during the Italian wars.
The machicolation (high, uncovered balconies) at the top of the gate were a typical defence feature in medieval times. Further down, however, in the upper third of the gate, we can see a hole. This cannon port presaged the use of gunpowder and heavy artillery, promising much heavier losses in the battles to come.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • categories
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Tower
    • Ruins and remains
  • Period :
    • 14th C
    • 16th 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 Neuve or Porte François Premier
Boulevard de la Porte Neuve
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Porte neuve ou Porte François Ier
Boulevard de la Porte Neuve
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.726226
Longitude : 5.255184
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