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A little history of Saint-Antoine tower in Loches

The tower seen from the castle | Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA
Tower Saint-Antoine tower in Loches

What’s the purpose of this high bell-tower? A church? Almost: a remain of a former church dedicated to saint Antoine! Raised between 1529 and 1575, this Renaissance tower is decorated with a frieze made of little characters, but also governor Honorat de Savoie’s crosses, designing a kind of balustrade. You can visit the tower every year in September, for the French Journées du Patrimoine.

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