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Fenioux - Lanterne des morts

Fenioux - Lanterne des morts 

The "lanterne des morts" in Fenioux is one of the nicest "lanterns of the dead" in France. It was probably erected within the 12th century.
A spiral staircase (33 steps) is inside. Excavations proved, that the site was used for pagan rites already during Celtic times.

I had been here before, but this time, I found the door open, so I could enter the tower. The spiral staircase is very narrow. People must have been smaller and slimmer some 800 years ago, but I could squeeze myself up, just like BLON, who had carved in his name here.

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Interesting staircase, and much more light than I imagined!
2 years ago.
Martin M. Miles is gone, to meet Father Christmas..
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This is at the end of the dark spiral - inside of the lantern.
2 years ago.
Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Great view.
I like how you show the top part of the axis of the staircase.
2 years ago.