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La Rochelle Grosse Horloge

The Grosse-Horloge | Martin Stiburek / CC-BY-SA
Fortification La Rochelle Grosse Horloge

In the past, the tour de la Grosse-Horloge ("Big Clock tower") was part of the town's ramparts. Put up in the 14th century, it linked up the harbour with the city. Originally flanked by machicolation and crenels, they rebuilt it in 1746 with the addition of trophies on the corner, turrets and also a campanile housing a clock...

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