A little history of Beaugency tour César

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The César tower - ©Manfred Heyde / CC-BY-SA The César tower - ©Manfred Heyde / CC-BY-SA
Beaugency tour César Tower

I'm here now in front of the tour Cesar ("Caesar's tower"). It's a bit of a shock! Impressive by its dimensions, it only miss ravens circling around at its top so I find myself back for a short moment in this city with a rich past, plunged in a distant time...

At the end of the 11th century, Raoul Lancelin of Beaugency raised a rectangular keep, which is 35 metres at its highest point. Its base was caught in a clod of earth about 6 metres thick.

The keep rose on four floors, each floor consisted of an only room, room equip with windows only in the 14th century and in which darkness would rule supreme over. Brr...

Property of the Crown, the keep handed down to Philip the Fair to Charles V the Wise, then to Louis I and finally in 1442 to the count of Dunois, who took up residence...


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