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Gates Guillaume: photo description (Porte Guillaume)

Arch Port-Guillaume (Guillaume gate) is situated on place Darcy, which is where start all excursions in Dijon. The area is recognized as one of the most beautiful places of the city, and the gates of Guillaume are one of the symbols of Dijon, which marks the boundary between the old and new parts of the city.

The square was named after one of dianzi, Henri Darcy, who went down in the history of the city that invented a method for saving the French from the unpleasant smells of urban filth. He is the author of the invention of sewage treatment plants with the use of filter fillings. The invention, Darcy has been so useful and changed the lives of dianzi for the better, that the next day after the death of the engineer they offered to rename one of the main squares of the city in his honor. The system of treatment of Dijon became the first in Europe, is public innovation appeared in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Triumphal arch on the square Darcy appeared much before the event, in the XVIII century. It was built on the site of the former fortifications of XII century defensive wall. The arch was named after St. Benina (Guillaume de Volpiano), who lived in the X century and the former during the life of the architect and reformer of the Benedictine abbeys of the order. Guillaume gate was originally part of the fortification wall, which at the end of the XIX century was demolished. Currently, arch Port-Guillaume is equipped with modern illumination system, which in the night transforms itself and the sights and Darcy square.