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Crest

France » Rhones-alpes » Crest
From Paris to Crest: 8h30


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Crest

Highest keep in France, 5é m high, overlooking the town, the Tower of Crest guard one of the rare gates in the Pre-Alps of the Drôme area. A typical example of the evolution of medieval architecture, In 1217 Simond de Monfort depended to carry on the crusade against the Albigensians. Between the 15 th C and the 19 th C The Tower of Crets was used as a prison, it is the living expressioon of the plight of common criminals, protestants, libertines and republicans, It is one of those rare French monument which, while not forgetting its historical value, provides entertainments, exhibitions, recreations of scenes… for its visitors ; Reliving an eventful history, in contemporary or classical style. Beyond itd aspect, the Tower of crest, provides an exceptional view : the foothills of the Vercors, the « Trois Bec », forest of Saoù, the Rhône Valley and the mountains of the Ardéche.

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