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Castle of Roussillon

Monument in Roussillon

Castle of Roussillon - Monument in Roussillon
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Roussillon the Renaissance castle is a monument of the sixteenth century is in the image of his patron, Cardinal François de Tournon. Dignitary of the church and skilled negotiator from the shadows, he was primarily a man of power as Councillor Francis staff. He was also a humanist and a great lover of art steeped in Italian culture. He therefore appealed to one of the greatest masters of the time to draw up the plans of the castle: Sebastiano Serlio. The site and combines innovation, rigor and subtlety to all Italian elegance.

The walls of the castle Roussillon witnessed a historic event that shaped our current schedule: the signing of a royal decree still in force since the sixteenth century!

It was in August 1564 that Charles IX, a young King of France arrived in Roussillon with his mother Catherine de Medici and his court. In these times of change and religious tensions monarchical power then wants to assert and organize the kingdom. Why not start by getting everyone to agree on the starting day of the year? Indeed at the time each province had adopted a different symbolic date by December 25 there on Easter... Charles IX decided to choose January 1 as the beginning of the calendar year for all the kingdom of France: he signed Royal Edict to Roussillon on 9 August 1564. 18 years later Pope Gregory XIII finally ratify the decision imposing the Gregorian calendar in the Christian world. "Want and order that all acts, records, instruments, contracts, orders, edicts, both missives that patent, and any private Scripture, the year commance doresénavant and is counted from the first day of January this Moys" The King, 9 August of the year 1564 Thanks.

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Castle Roussillon
Castle Roussillon
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Roussillon Castle
Roussillon Castle
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Castle Roussillon
Castle Roussillon
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Roussillon Castle
Roussillon Castle
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Castle Roussillon - Grotesque
Castle Roussillon - Grotesque
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Castle Roussillon - Night tours
Castle Roussillon - Night tours
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Roussillon Castle
Roussillon Castle
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Castle Roussillon - Grotesque
Castle Roussillon - Grotesque
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Other monuments nearby

Convent of the MinimesRoussillon
Priory of Salaise-sur-SanneSalaise-sur-Sanne (2.6 km)
Castle of TerrebasseVille-sous-Anjou (4.2 km)
Manor of La BâtieAgnin (5.5 km)
Castle of AnjouAnjou (6.1 km)
Church of Saint-Romain-de-SurieuSaint-Romain-de-Surieu (6.3 km)
Chapel Saint-MamertLes Côtes-d'Arey (9.5 km)
Castle of CondrieuCondrieu (10.9 km)

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Sunday 11 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 6°C
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Monday 12 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 2°C
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Tuesday 13 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 9°C
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