Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Rochetaillée castle and its Henri-Malartre automobile museum

Rochetaillée castle is a former 12th century fortified castle, altered in the 19th century, which stands in the town of Rochetaillée-sur-Saône in the Lyon metropolis in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The castle houses the Henri-Malartre automobile museum.

 

From medieval times, only the Romanesque door that gives access to the round tower and the castle chapel remains.

The octagonal …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Viladecans Red Tower – medieval fortification

The Viladecans Red Tower (cat. Torre Roja de Viladecans) is a medieval fortification located in Viladecans (province of Barcelona, Catalonia) and was originally called Torre Burgesa, because it was here Quadra Burgesa to be controlled.

During the medieval and modern times, the Quadra Burgesa was one of the two territorial jurisdictional units into which the territory …

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