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tunnel 1020 yds. long, and the canal and Armancon are again
crossed. From stat. Nuits-sous-Ravieres a branch-line to Chdtillon-
sur-Seine and Chaumont. Montbard, birthplace (1707) of Button,
the great naturalist (d. at Paris in 1788), contains his chateau
and a monument to his memory.
Beyond stat. Blaisy-Bas the line penetrates the culminating
ridge, or watershed (1324 ft.), between the Seine and the Rhone
by a long tunnel (272 M.). Hence to Dijon a succession of
viaducts, cuttings, and tunnels. Beyond stat. Malain, with its
ruined chateau, the line enters the picturesque valley of the
Ouche, bounded on the r. by the slopes of the Cote d'Or.
Dijon (Hotel de la Cloche; du Pare; "du Jura, near the sta¬
tion, K. 2, D. 3'|a, B. 1, A. i|2 fr. Lie la Galere; de Bourgogne; du
Nord; de Geneve; the last four of the second class. Rail, restau¬
rant; -Cafe' adjoining the theatre. Brasserie Atsacienne, Place St. Etienne,
opposite the theatre), with 39,000 inhab., the ancient capital of the
Duchy of Burgundy, is now that of the Department de la Cote
d'Or. For upwards of four centuries, from 1015 to the death of
Charles the Bold in 1477, this was the residence of the Dukes
of Burgundy. The monuments of that period impart a higher in¬
terest to this pleasant and cheerful town.
The Rue Guillaume leads from the station to the centre of
the town, where the * Palais des Etats, the ancient residence of
the Dukes, is situated. After various vicissitudes the edifice
was remodelled during the last century and converted into an
Hotel de Ville. It contains the Museum (principal court to the
r. in the Place d'Armes; admission gratis on Sundays and holi¬
days 12—3 o'clock, at other times for a fee of 1 ir.), with col¬
lections of engravings, statues, casts, antique vases, and smaller
The -Salle des Gardes, formerly the Burguudian banqueting hall,
contains a large old chimney-piece; "'A altar-cabinets with beautiful wood-
carving (I4th cent.); the -Monument of Jean sans Peur and his consort
Margaret, dating from 1444, with their statues and lions at their leet; still
finer the "Monument of Philip the Bold, date 1390, with frieze adorned
with 40 statuettes of celebrated contemporaries. Both these monuments
were destroyed during the Revolution, but restored in 1828.
The Picture Gallery contains about 500 works, most of them me¬
diocre : 434. Portrait of Charles the Bold, master unknown; 291. Mem-
ling (V), Adoration of the Shepherds; 61. Qagneraux, Conde's passage of
the Rhine; 318, 319. Rubens, Sketches; 159. frudhon, Portrait; 399. f. Ve¬
ronese , Finding of Moses; 410. Copy of Raphael's School of Athens; 147.
Nattier, Portrait of Maria Lesczinaka; 31. Cot/pel, Sacrifice of Jephtha; 373.
Domenichino (V), St. Jerome; 367. Jiassano, The Disciples at Euimaus;
306. Meulen, Siege of Besancon, 1674; 24. Colson, Sleeping girl; 265. Cham-
paigne, Presentation in the Temple.
The adjacent second court contains the Musee Archeologiquc
(lee 50 c). 1st Room: Ancient and mediaeval bronzes, weapons, keys, car-
ronades, etc. — 2nd R. : Mediaeval sculptures and tombstones. — 3rd R.:
Ancient sculptures and tombstones from the Castrum Divionense (the Rom.
Dijon), milestones, remains of an ancient boat found in the Loire in 1859,
etc. — The concierge also shows the vast kitchen of the Dukes, erected in
1445. The doors belong to the period of the original structure.