The restored Bastion of the Hospices of Beaune

Bastion of the Hospices of Beaune (February 1997 to January 1998) - Côte d'Or

A 15th century construction under the reign of Louis XI,  this Bastion of the Cordelier monks, also known as the Bastion of the Hôtel-Dieu, suffered the aggression of vegetation that actually disrupted the original stone blocks of the building to the point of causing the infiltration of water. 

A local patrimonial treasure, this significant addition to the rampart walls was due for restoration.  The project to restore it began in February 1997.

CORTON stone was selected for 100m3 of blocks (small 6-face blocks) needed for replacement. A very detailed preliminary study was made on the original stones of the bastion, some of which were retained. The others were replaced by blocks cut on site by a company specialized in the renovation of historical monuments.

After several months of restoration work for a global budget of 700,000 euros, the bastion regained its impressive lustre of past times.