Because Blois is built on a hill, it has lots of steps called degrés (degrees) connecting up the different levels. This is the last staircase to have been created in 1863, between Rue Sainte-Catherine and Rue du Grain d’Or. The council bought the land at the bottom of the street in 1854 and the locals soon made their own path which was later paved. This is in winter – I can’t wait to see what it’s like in summer.

La ville de Blois étant bâtie sur une colline, elle possède beaucoup d’escaliers appelés degrés qui relient les différents niveaux. Voici le dernier escalier créé en 1864 entre la rue Sainte-Catherine et la rue du Grain d’Or. La municipalité a acheté le terrain au pied de la rue en 1854 et les riverains ont rapidement tracé un chemin qui a été ensuite pavé. La photo est prise en hiver – je suis impatiente de voir la rampe en été.

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4 comments on “La Rampe du Grain d’Or

  1. William Kendall

    The staircase really stands out to me. I’m reminded of an area here where a staircase is needed to get from one portion of the city up to another, but there the stairs are steel.
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  2. sillygirl

    You really should start a company that makes jigsaw puzzles – another worthy one and also yesterday’s as well as others in the past!

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