Place de la Libération, Dijon

Place de la Libération facing the Ducal Palace represents the heart of Dijon which Jules Hardouin Mansart originally intended as a Place Royal by Jules Hardouin Mansart who designed it in 1689. Formerly used as a parking lot, the 4680m² were transformed into a generous public space animated with a varied programme of events, and lined with inviting restaurants and shops. In 2006, this exceptional public square was entirely reorganized by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who chose Comblanchien stone for the paving. It counts among the most beautiful squares of France.

Today Place de la Libération is an entirely pedestrian area paved with Comblanchien stone which was extracted and processed in record time by three members of the Pierre de Bourgogne association.