Visit of a 13th century circular tower: a rarity!

This building from the middle of the 13th century is one of the few circular towers of this period in Limousin. Consisting of six levels, it measures just under 30 metres in height and 10 metres in di

©Mairie d'Allassac

This mid-13th century building is one of the few circular towers of this period in Limousin. Composed of six levels, it is just under 30 meters high and 10 meters in diameter.
It is built of local stone (gneiss, schists and slate) with sandstone inclusions for the carved elements.

About the venue

Rue de la Tour César, 19240 Allassac
  • Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine
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  • Lieu de pouvoir, édifice judiciaire
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  • Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire
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  • Monument historique

The Caesar Tower, 12th and 14th centuries, is about 30 meters high. The only remnant of the walled enclosure, it was inscribed as a Historic Monument in 1949\. It is made of slate and gneiss. The machicolations were added in the 15th century.