Tour Leroy - Caen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
N 49° 11.057 W 000° 21.542
30U E 692442 N 5451299
Quick Description: Medieval Tower located in a busy city street in Caen!
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 3/7/2017 9:26:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMV7A7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 7

Long Description:
--EN--
Built in around the 1400's the Tour Leroy (or Tour Guillaume-le-Roy) is one of the remaining fortifications in the city of Caen. Built out of Caen stone, the building was used to defend the port of Caen and used later as a jail for smugglers.

At one point it was linked to a wall and another tower but those have since been destroyed and the river that once passed close to the tower has been covered over making it the interesting lone tower we see today.

--FR--
Construit vers 1400, la Tour Leroy (ou Tour Guillaume-le-Roy) est l'une des fortifications restantes de la ville de Caen. Construit en pierre de Caen, le bâtiment a été utilisé pour défendre le port de Caen et utilisé plus tard comme une prison pour les passeurs.

À un moment donné, elle était reliée à un mur et à une autre tour, mais ceux-ci ont été détruits et la rivière qui passait près de la tour a été recouverte pour en faire la tour unique et intéressante que nous voyons aujourd'hui.
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