Avignon

    Philippe Le Bel Tower

    €2,30

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    Address

    Town

    Villeneuve-les-Avignon

    Postal code

    30400

    Website

    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_Philippe-le-Bel

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    Description

    Tour philippe lebel This dungeon is the only remains of a fortress built in the 13th century on order of King of France, Philippe the 4th, said Philippe le Bel. It was built in the entrance of the Bridge of Avignon to control its access. It thus had a strategic importance in the medieval South of France. The architect of king Randolphe de Mornel ends the first floor of the tower in 1303. By 1360, during a necessary improvement to hold in respect bandits: a Gothic style upper storey was added, and we can still observe the former gargoyles of the second floor. Beautiful arched rooms welcome artistic exhibitions. On the first floor is presented a digital model in increased reality of the Bridge of Avignon in its entirety with its 22 arcs, its evolution over the centuries and that of the whole river landscape. From its roof-terrace you can admire an exceptional panorama on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Avignon and the Rhône valley. If you go up there, you can observe the Rhône which two arms embrace the Island of Barthelasse. The powerful Popes’ Palace appears clearly above the roofs and bell towers of Avignon. Farther the sight is limited northward only by the Mount Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the South, by the Alpilles hills. If you look far off in the direction of Avignon, the valley of the Lubéron goes on towards the Durance River that comes from the heart of Hautes-Alpes and joins the Rhone just after Avignon. The tower has been classified as “Historic Monument” since 1862. 1-tour philippe lebel This dungeon is the only remains of a fortress built in the 13th century on order of King of France, Philippe the 4th, said Philippe le Bel. It was built in the entrance of the Bridge of Avignon to control its access. It thus had a strategic importance in the medieval South of France. The architect of king Randolphe de Mornel ends the first floor of the tower in 1303. By 1360, during a necessary improvement to hold in respect bandits: a Gothic style upper storey was added, and we can still observe the former gargoyles of the second floor. Beautiful arched rooms welcome artistic exhibitions. On the first floor is presented a digital model in increased reality of the Bridge of Avignon in its entirety with its 22 arcs, its evolution over the centuries and that of the whole river landscape. From its roof-terrace you can admire an exceptional panorama on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Avignon and the Rhône valley. If you go up there, you can observe the Rhône which two arms embrace the Island of Barthelasse. The powerful Popes’ Palace appears clearly above the roofs and bell towers of Avignon. Farther the sight is limited northward only by the Mount Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the South, by the Alpilles hills. If you look far off in the direction of Avignon, the valley of the Lubéron goes on towards the Durance River that comes from the heart of Hautes-Alpes and joins the Rhone just after Avignon. The tower has been classified as “Historic Monument” since 1862. 1-tour philippe lebel This dungeon is the only remains of a fortress built in the 13th century on order of King of France, Philippe the 4th, said Philippe le Bel. It was built in the entrance of the Bridge of Avignon to control its access. It thus had a strategic importance in the medieval South of France. The architect of king Randolphe de Mornel ends the first floor of the tower in 1303. By 1360, during a necessary improvement to hold in respect bandits: a Gothic style upper storey was added, and we can still observe the former gargoyles of the second floor. Beautiful arched rooms welcome artistic exhibitions. On the first floor is presented a digital model in increased reality of the Bridge of Avignon in its entirety with its 22 arcs, its evolution over the centuries and that of the whole river landscape. From its roof-terrace you can admire an exceptional panorama on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Avignon and the Rhône valley. If you go up there, you can observe the Rhône which two arms embrace the Island of Barthelasse. The powerful Popes’ Palace appears clearly above the roofs and bell towers of Avignon. Farther the sight is limited northward only by the Mount Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the South, by the Alpilles hills. If you look far off in the direction of Avignon, the valley of the Lubéron goes on towards the Durance River that comes from the heart of Hautes-Alpes and joins the Rhone just after Avignon. The tower has been classified as “Historic Monument” since 1862. 1-tour philippe lebel This dungeon is the only remains of a fortress built in the 13th century on order of King of France, Philippe the 4th, said Philippe le Bel. It was built in the entrance of the Bridge of Avignon to control its access. It thus had a strategic importance in the medieval South of France. The architect of king Randolphe de Mornel ends the first floor of the tower in 1303. By 1360, during a necessary improvement to hold in respect bandits: a Gothic style upper storey was added, and we can still observe the former gargoyles of the second floor. Beautiful arched rooms welcome artistic exhibitions. On the first floor is presented a digital model in increased reality of the Bridge of Avignon in its entirety with its 22 arcs, its evolution over the centuries and that of the whole river landscape. From its roof-terrace you can admire an exceptional panorama on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Avignon and the Rhône valley. If you go up there, you can observe the Rhône which two arms embrace the Island of Barthelasse. The powerful Popes’ Palace appears clearly above the roofs and bell towers of Avignon. Farther the sight is limited northward only by the Mount Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the South, by the Alpilles hills. If you look far off in the direction of Avignon, the valley of the Lubéron goes on towards the Durance River that comes from the heart of Hautes-Alpes and joins the Rhone just after Avignon. The tower has been classified as “Historic Monument” since 1862. 1-tour philippe lebel This dungeon is the only remains of a fortress built in the 13th century on order of King of France, Philippe the 4th, said Philippe le Bel. It was built in the entrance of the Bridge of Avignon to control its access. It thus had a strategic importance in the medieval South of France. The architect of king Randolphe de Mornel ends the first floor of the tower in 1303. By 1360, during a necessary improvement to hold in respect bandits: a Gothic style upper storey was added, and we can still observe the former gargoyles of the second floor. Beautiful arched rooms welcome artistic exhibitions. On the first floor is presented a digital model in increased reality of the Bridge of Avignon in its entirety with its 22 arcs, its evolution over the centuries and that of the whole river landscape. From its roof-terrace you can admire an exceptional panorama on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Avignon and the Rhône valley. If you go up there, you can observe the Rhône which two arms embrace the Island of Barthelasse. The powerful Popes’ Palace appears clearly above the roofs and bell towers of Avignon. Farther the sight is limited northward only by the Mount Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the South, by the Alpilles hills. If you look far off in the direction of Avignon, the valley of the Lubéron goes on towards the Durance River that comes from the heart of Hautes-Alpes and joins the Rhone just after Avignon. The tower has been classified as “Historic Monument” since 1862.


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    Full price (in €)

    2,30

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    Full price : 2,3 € / Reduced price: 1,8 €

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