Noble Tour

  • Museums and places of interest
Rue des déportés 59000 Lille
Built during the 100 Years' War by Philippe le Hardi, 1st Duke of Burgundy, to protect himself from the French armies, the Noble Tour was the tallest of the 65 towers of the city wall. Crowned with an hourd (wooden machicolation), it was used to defend the district and the Saint-Sauveur Hospital.
In 1667, the tower was partially damaged during the siege of Lille.
In 1672, Vauban restored it to its rightful place in his new defensive scheme for the city. He decided to cover it with a horned...
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Noble Tour
Rue des déportés 59000 Lille
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