The fairy Mélusine, a tower builder in La Rochelle

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Here is one of the tower which used to be part of La Rochelle's ramparts, with the Chain tower and the Lantern's one.

Completed in 1384, Saint-Nicolas' tower is composed of two vaulted storeys: on the first floor, the arms room. A staircase leads to a machicolation terrace.