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.

View from the south of Crest Tower in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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.

Crest Tower tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
French name Tour de Crest
Type Keep
Condition Largely restored
Owner Commune of Crest
Height 52 meters
Website La Tour de Crest
Public access Free
Street address
Rue de la Tour
Postal code 26400
Commune Crest
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Country France
Google Map Crest Tower
Directions to Crest Tower
Plus code 8FP7P2JF+3G
Waze Map Crest Tower
OpenStreetMap Crest Tower
Latitude 44.73024
Longitude 5.02373
GeoNames ID 12500767
Knowledge Panel Crest Tower

Dataset to Crest Tower of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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