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Alpes-de-Haute- Provence Department
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Castellane Town
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Pentagonal Tower


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P6097565ac Castellane Pentagonal Tower

P6097565ac Castellane Pentagonal Tower
Part of the ancient town fortifications; To defend the new town, in 1360 ramparts were built in the shape of an egg, starting from the Pentagonal Tower, and going down to the Place de la Grave (nowadays the Marcel Sauvaire Square) and returning back up by the clock tower to the West, complete with openings through which stones and boiling water could be dropped on the enemy; It is forbidden to visit the tower for safety reasons; It si classified as Historical National Monument; France Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) Region Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Department Castellane Town.

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