Sunday, 22 October 2017

Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

Provins is known for its medieval fortifications and I would love to visit this town

Tour César
This postcard was sent by Gabi

Mention is made as early as the latter half of the 9th century of a castrum (fortress), located in the upper town. In 1137, a document written by Thibaud II, Count of Champagne, refers to the presence of a tower.
The tower was built between 1152 and 1181, under the reign of Henry the Liberal, in its current situation within the first curtain wall, which thenceforth served as an outer defensive wall.
At the origin, the tower was not covered and ended by merlons. The roof, the pepper-boxes and the framework have been added between the 16th and the 18th century.
The Caesar Tower is an outstanding illustration of the history of medieval military architecture. It served as a watchtower and a prison. - in:

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