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Donjon Gilles Aycelin, Narbonne

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Once home to a watchtower and prison, Donjon Gilles Aycelin today serves as a medieval keep where you can explore an archaeology museum with Roman art and prehistoric items. You'll have the opportunity to climb a narrow spiral staircase of 162 steps to the top of the tower for a 360-degree view of the surrounding territory. Using our custom trip planner, Narbonne attractions like Donjon Gilles Aycelin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is worth the climb and the admission fee just for the fabulous view of the cathedral which you get from the top (and the heavenly breeze on a hot summer day). You can buy a pass for all the city mu...  more »
  • This Ashlar walls tower was erected on the remains of the gallo-Roman Fort that once stood at the heart of the ancient city. Built in the late 13th century, served to affirm the power of bishops over that of visconti who settled on the other side of the square. From the battlements of the platform (162 steps), the panorama sweeps over Narbonne and the Cathedral, the surrounding Plains, the mountain of Clape and the ponds and the Pyrenees mountains on the horizon.
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  • Even though it was over 30 degrees and we had a little used, should we also experience this place, and so it was nice to be a little in the shadow
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  • A beautiful "building" and a beautiful point of view
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  • After climbing its 138 markets the show upstairs is gorgeous: a dazzling panoramic view of Narbonne and its Cathedral.
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