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Tour de Vésone - Périgueux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 45° 10.767 E 000° 42.867
31T E 320427 N 5005426
Quick Description: [EN] The Tower of Vesone is the remnant of a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Vesunna, the tutelary goddess of Petrucores. [FR] La Tour de Vésone est le vestige d'un temple gallo-romain consacré à Vesunna, la déesse tutélaire des Pétrucores.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 12/8/2018 3:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMZNG1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
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Long Description:

"The Tour de Vésone is located in Périgord, in the center of the Dordogne department, south of Périgueux, in the so-called Vésone district, on the edge of the Périgueux - Brive railway line.

It is a round tower with an outer diameter of 19.60 meters and a height of 24.46 meters currently located in a public garden, the garden Vésone, 50 meters west of the museum that contains the Vesunna remains of the domus Bouquets. A breach nearly nine meters wide rips its east side.

The tower is the remnant of a Gallo-Roman temple built in the second century2 or perhaps at the end of the first century.

According to legend, St. Front, by driving out of his staff the demons who took refuge in the tower, would have created the breach. In reality, this would be consecutive to the removal of large blocks forming the entrance door, causing the collapse of the upper part.

In 1833, the site, owned by Count Wlgrin de Taillefer, was ceded to his death at the city of Périgueux. In 1846, the tower is classified as a historical monument. "

Sources : The Tower

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"La Tour de Vésone se situe en Périgord, au centre du département de la Dordogne, au sud de Périgueux, dans le quartier dit de Vésone, en bordure de la ligne de chemin de fer Périgueux - Brive.

C'est une tour ronde d'un diamètre extérieur de 19,60 mètres et d'une hauteur actuelle de 24,46 mètres située dans un jardin public, le jardin de Vésone, 50 mètres à l'ouest du musée Vesunna qui renferme les vestiges de la domus des Bouquets. Une brèche large de près de neuf mètres éventre son côté est.

La tour est le vestige d'un temple gallo-romain construit au IIe siècle2 ou peut-être à la fin du Ier siècle.

Selon la légende, saint Front, en chassant de son bâton les démons qui se réfugiaient dans la tour, aurait créé la brèche. En réalité, celle-ci serait consécutive au retrait des gros blocs formant la porte d'entrée, entraînant l'écroulement de la partie haute.

En 1833, le site, propriété du comte Wlgrin de Taillefer, est cédé à sa mort à la ville de Périgueux. En 1846, la tour est classée monument historique. "

Sources : La Tour

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Hours of Operation:
7/7 24/24


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Not listed

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