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Castle Park of Ray-sur-Saone
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Dès le haut Moyen Àge, un système défensif constitué de châteaux forts protège la vallée supérieure de la Saône. L'imposante forteresse de Ray-sur-Saône est l'un de ces lieux stratégiques, mais la guerre de Dix Ans, de 1636 à 1646, contribue à sa destruction. Des quatorze tours de l'enceinte, il n'en reste que deux semi­circulaires : la tour Tranchée et la tour du Guet, ainsi qu'une poterne remaniée. Du château médiéval ne subsistent que deux énormes tours, crénelées au XIXe siècle, qui veillent sur l'édifice actuel, édifié en 1775 d'après les plans de l'architecte bisontin Claude-joseph Bertrand. La façade sur la vallée se caractérise par une asymétrie des ouvertures et l'intégration d'une partie des anciens murs, renforçant l'aspect austère. Sur la cour d'honneur, les trois corps de bâtiment forment un plan en U. Le pavillon central est relié par des pans coupés aux ailes latérales terminées par un décrochement. L'avant-corps est souligné par des refends et un fronton triangulaire, d'inspiration classique. Une toiture à la Mansart en petites tuiles couvre l'ensemble.

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