"Tour Magne" Tour Magne - Jardins de la Fontaine Tip by pollon


was the tallest tower of the Roman walls and was buit on the highest hill of Nīmes around the 16-15 BC.

An irregular base supports the octagonal tower made of three storeys and with a walled terrace on the top.

Today the top floor at the time is gone and the tower is about 30 meters high.

In the 3rd century BC was used as a Gallic watchtower and traces of the Gallic are still visible today.

In the 18th century Francois Traucat, a French horticulturist who introduced the mulberry tree to France, emptied the tower in his search of a tresure which was belived to be hidden in the tower.

You owe all this infos to a pamphlet I got after paying the entrance ticket: a line of free pamphlets in different colours according to the different language welcomes you when you enter!

Address: Quai de la Fontaine, 30000 Nīmes

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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