Tour Hospitalière du Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux

Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux, France

Tour Hospitalière du Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux was a hospital with defensive tower erected by the order of Knights Hospitaller in 1430 to help and protect locals.


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Julien Cabarrot (16 months ago)
I live not far and I had not had the opportunity to go there before but really a very beautiful place to visit imperatively if you pass in the area. The guide was very nice, a good welcome and a place completely restored by volunteers, a big congratulations!
Jérôme Tramecon (17 months ago)
Ça ne semble pas payer de mine comme ça, mais il faut absolument faire la visite de la tour (superbement refaite) et du village très pittoresque.
Herve jean-francois (18 months ago)
Very nice work of restoration of the association and congratulations to all the volunteers for their involvement in the preservation of the heritage. I loved it and I would come back in good weather this time ?
Louis-philippe FABRE (18 months ago)
Beautiful building, great welcome, a return to the past. I recommend the visit.
Claudine Bonifasse (2 years ago)
Average a little disappointed
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