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Erected in the XVth century, the Ducal palace is located in Nevers downtown, Burgundy. That city was initially called "Noviodunum" was an important Roman place.

The palace is considered as the first of a Loire castles serie. The front wall embodies a great Renaissance architecture style.
The middle tower is protecting a great staircase and many sculptures are covering the walls, the different windows. It used to be the main castle of the dukes of Nevers like Louis de Gonzague who brought many Renaissance elements to the building.

In 1793, after the French Revolution, the municipality got ownership of the castle then turned it into the Justice palace. It kept that justice part in Nevers until early 1980's when the authorities decided to dedicate funds and to open it to visitors.

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