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La Rochelle, France
  • An interesting feature of this tower is the 600 examples of graffiti left by the prisoners

    • by Anji
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      The three towers can all be visited by the public almost everyday of the year. The Lantern Tower, also known as the Four sergeants Tower, was built in the 15th century, it has been a lighthouse and a prison for English sailors captured during conflicts between the two countries.

      In 1822 four young sergeants who led a rebellion were

      held there before being sent to Paris to be executed.

      An interesting feature of this tower is the 600 examples of graffiti left by the prisoners.

      The Chain Tower was constructed in the 14th century and held the chain which used to be put across the entrance to the port to keep out enemies and collect taxes from ...

      • outgoing ships You can see the original chain today at the foot of the tower The St.

        Nicolas tower also dates from the 14th century.

        This was a military tower and symbolizes the power and wealth of La Rochelle in the past The remarkable views of the town from the top of the towers are well worth the climb.

        /> I’ve visited all three towers many times and each one has something different to offer.

        In the Lantern tower the graffiti is well worth looking at, the St.

        Nicolas tower is a labyrinth of passages and the Chain tower is interesting from an architectural point of view.

        They really are a historic symbol of this beautiful and rebellious town.

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