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The legend of Montpellier tour des Pins

The tower | Albertvillanovadelmoral / CC-BY-SA
Fortification Tower Legend Montpellier tour des Pins

This is one of the city walls' rare remnant: in the past, we had 30 towers!

Raised at the end of the 12th century, this Pines tower owns its name (tour des Pins in French) from the pines growing at its highest point.

A legend says that when pines will disappear, Montpelier will collapse too... like the ravens top of the London's tower!

English people trimmed their wings to prevent them from flying away. Here, they plant new trees to replace the old ones...

Our tower was called grand torre ("Big tower") in the Middle Ages, "Pigs' tower" in the 18th century.

City archives moved here in the 19th century.

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