Tour des Mourgues
Tower of the Nuns
(Translation by Google Translate with modifications:)
The medieval walls of the city shall, upon the south-eastern corner of the layout of the ancient rampart. Tower of Mourgues, originally a large cylindrical tower six meters high, reinforced this part of the Roman city.
The Provençal word "Mourgues" means "nun". Indeed the top of the tower was the abbey of Saint-Césaire founded in the sixth century.
At the end of the Middle Ages (fourteenth century), Roman structure was enveloped by an outer casing using unit regular polygon with a base glascis flared down).
Captions: Arles, XIIe-VIII siècle. (top, left); Restitution de l’angle Sud-Est de remparts a l’epoque romaine. (bottom, left); Plan de l’angle Sud-Est de remparts au Moyen-Age.
Location. 43° 40.523′ N, 4° 37.945′ E. Marker is in Arles, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Bouches-du-Rhône Département. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard Emile Combes and Montee Vauban on Boulevard Emile Combes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arles, Languedoc-Roussillon 13200, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Le Forum Romain et Les Cryptoportiques (approx. half a kilometer away).
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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