Crest Tower of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by EuroTourData
Crest Tower is the restored keep, 52 meters high, built around 1394, preserved from the bygone Crest Castle built around 1120. Info based on the article Tour de Crest of French Wikipedia.
Crest Tower of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes info
Crest Tower history
In 1217, during the Albigensian Crusade, the castle was besieged. In 1632, Cardinal Richelieu, on the orders of King Louis XIII, destroyed the Crest Castle, of which only the massive keep remained. The upper galleries of the keep, originally defensive, were converted into a prison. Since 1988, it belongs to Cross Town and is open to tourists.
Description of Crest Tower
The keep has a rectangular plan with a battlement top floor. The tower is oriented southwest - northeast and has a connection with the shield wall from the northern part. After the creation of the castle, including the keep, the settlements of the modern town of Cross arose around.
|Tourist Audience||Cultural heritage tourism|
|French name||Tour de Crest|
|Owner||Commune of Crest|
|Website||La Tour de Crest|
|Street address||Rue de la Tour|
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|Directions to||Crest Tower|
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Dataset to Crest Tower of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Crest Tower of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
ETD ID: crsarhal-frnc.
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