Town wall (16th c)

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
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06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
It was constructed between 1543 and 1547 under the reign of François I, confirming Saint-Paul de Vence as a military stronghold and "royal town"...
Saint-Paul de Vence's bastioned fortifications hug the contours of the rocky spur on which the village stands. Curtain walls and bastions were constructed on the order of François I in the 1540s, forming a one-kilometre perimeter that has undergone only slight modifications since the 16th century. They were designed by Jean de Saint-Rémy, Commander of the Artillery and an expert in fortifications. His name first cropped up in the 1530s, when François I sent him on missions in the south of...
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Town wall (16th c)
06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
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  • French
Updated on 12 November 2019 at 14:56
by Office de tourisme de Saint-Paul-de-Vence
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