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Berlioz in Meylan

The Saint-Eynard and the ruins of the Fort du Bourcet

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    In his Memoirs (Chapter 3), writing about Madame Gautier’s house, Berlioz evokes the ‘imposing mass’ of the Saint-Eynard and a ‘crumbling old tower’ as part of his childhood memories of Meylan.

    The Saint-Eynard dominates the skyline of Meylan and its ‘imposing mass’ is visible also from Grenoble. The ‘crumbling old tower’ on top of the hill behind Madame Gautier’s house was demolished in 1870 to make way for the Fort du Bourcet, of which only some ruins now remain.

All the photographs reproduced on this page were taken by Michel Austin in 2009 and Pepijn van Doesburg in 2003. © Pepijn van Doesburg; Michel Austin. All rights of reproduction reserved.

The Saint-Eynard 
– view from Haut Meylan in 2009

Meylan

(Large view)

Eglise Saint-Victor and its cemetery are in the foreground. Berlioz’s grandfather Nicolas Marmion is buried here.

The Saint-Eynard
– view from the modern Meylan in 2009

Meylan

(Large view)

The Saint-Eynard 
– view from the modern Meylan in 2009

Meylan

(Large view)

The Saint-Eynard 
– view from Grenoble in 2009

Meylan

(Large view)

The Saint-Eynard 
– view from Grenoble in 2009

Meylan

(Large view)

The Isère is in the foreground.

Ruins of the Fort du Bourcet in 2003

Meylan

(Large view)

See also related pages:

The house of Nicolas Marmion, Berlioz’s grandfather  
The house of Madame Gautier, Estelle Fornier’s grandmother  
The Berlioz Monument

The Hector Berlioz Website was created by Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin on 18 July 1997;
The Berlioz in Meylan pages were created on 15 April 2004, and enlarged on 1 October 2009.

© Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin for the text and 2009 photos and Pepijn van Doesburg for the 2003 photos on this page.

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