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Semur and its fortifications

Six majestic gates,together with a barbican gate, linked the Notre-Dame area to the different neighbourhoods of the city.

The Fontaignotte gate

The Fontaignotte gate, protected by a tower, linked the neighbourhoods located on the plateau’s border to the neighbourhoods on the Armançon’s banks.

The Cycogniers gate

Dominating the Fourneau steps, the Cycognier gate was the only passage for those who came from the Pertuisot area and wished to gain access to the keep. In the opposite direction, another similar gate, the gate de la Vierge, was located near the Orle d’Or tower.

Finally, the Carême Prenant gate, led to the neighborhood situated on the plateau dominating the Armançon. 

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