Tour des Archives

Vernon, France

The Tour des Archives is the keep of a former castle. Its origin goes back to 1123, built by King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror. It is 22m high and is a rare existing example of a round tower in Normandy, like the so-called tour Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc Tower) of the former Rouen Castle. The Tour des Archives has been classified since 1840 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.



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Founded: 1123
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Alex Skadjih (8 months ago)
Pretty nice place right next door. Too bad the tower does not seem to allow a wide view of the city.
Анатолій Вербицький (10 months ago)
I did not expect to see such beauty
Fatma Albuainain (2 years ago)
برج المحفوظات (Tour des Archives): هو عبارة عن برج دائري بأرتفاع 22 متر يعود تاريخه لعام 1123م وبناه الملك هنري الأول ملك أنكلترا ويسمى برج جان دارك وقد أدرجته وزارة الثقافة الفرنسية في عام 1840م على قائمة النصب التاريخية.
Tony Silvano Di Marco (2 years ago)
Very beautiful tower which dominates the city. Nice discovery!
love lim (2 years ago)
It is a place you will pass by if you take a small train. Children play nearby and the fountain is beautiful, creating a peaceful atmosphere.
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