Monday, November 16, 2020

Castle of Tarascon

The castle of Tarascon is one of the best preserved fortresses in the lower Rhône valley. 
Built on the banks of the river, it stands nearly 50 meters high. 
Louis II, Louis III and René I, counts of Provence, Princes of Anjou, erected between 1400 and 1435, an exceptional residence which oscillates between defense and fortress on the one hand, and Gothic and Renaissance palace on the other. From the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century, the castle is used as a prison: the hundreds of graffiti engraved in the stone bear witness to the life of former prisoners. 

5 photos. 

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