Beffroi de Grignan,France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege
N 44° 25.196 E 004° 54.505
31T E 651923 N 4920287
Quick Description: the belfry is located opposite the town hall. le beffroi est situé en face de la mairie.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 12/9/2020 12:38:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM13GE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 1

Long Description:
En source Merimee:
according to the Grignan town hall website:
Continuing the ramparts this square tower enhanced with a steeple allowed the guards to watch the countryside and possibly sound the alarm, it was built in the 13th century and then decorated with a dome on which was installed the first village clock; the machicolations are still visible on the north face.

The crenellated ramparts and twelve towers with loopholes and machicolations defended the town and entry into Grignan was through six gates: the Porte du Tricot, the Porte St Jean, the Porte de Costefroide, the Porte de la Glacière, the Porte de the Grande Tour and the Porte de Costechaude.

Fr source Merimee :
selon le site de la mairie de Grignan :
Poursuivant les remparts cette Tour carrée rehaussée d'un clocheton permettait aux gardes de surveiller la campagne et éventuellement de donner l'alarme, elle fut construite au XIIIème siècle et ensuite agrémentée d'un dôme sur lequel fut installée la première horloge du village; les mâchicoulis sont encore visibles sur la face nord.

Les remparts crénelés et douze tours à meurtrières et à mâchicoulis défendaient le bourg et l'entrée dans Grignan se faisait par six portes : la porte du Tricot, la porte St Jean, la porte de Costefroide, la porte de la Glacière, la porte de la Grande Tour et la porte de Costechaude.

Merimee
Address of Tower:
rue Montée du Tricot
Grignan, Auvergne Rhone Alpes France
26230


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 1

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Unknown

Relevant website?: Not listed

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