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Castella Tower

Historic site and monument in Tarascon-sur-Ariège
  • The charm of Tarascon sur Ariège lies in its picturesque surroundings and its castella. From this vantage point, which has been the subject of countless panoramic photographs, you have a commanding view of the Tarascon basin, the entire town and its suburbs.

  • As soon as you've passed through the walls of what was once the fortress, you'll come out on to the rocky outcrop in the middle of the sky, attracted by a clock tower that replaces the former master tower of the château comtal. The present tower was built on the site of the former medieval keep, which was rectangular in shape. It was erected in the 18th century following the demolition of the Porte de Foix, from which much of the material, including the bell and clock, was reused for...
    As soon as you've passed through the walls of what was once the fortress, you'll come out on to the rocky outcrop in the middle of the sky, attracted by a clock tower that replaces the former master tower of the château comtal. The present tower was built on the site of the former medieval keep, which was rectangular in shape. It was erected in the 18th century following the demolition of the Porte de Foix, from which much of the material, including the bell and clock, was reused for construction. The Tour du Castella is now the town's landmark, offering the best view of the surrounding area.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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