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Tarascon Castle

Listed under Medieval Castles in Rhone-Alps, France.

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  • Photo of Tarascon Castle
  • Photo of Tarascon Castle
  • Photo of Tarascon Castle
  • Photo of Tarascon Castle
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Tarascon Castle looks over the Rhone, a fort keeping watch, her thick walls and towers all the same height adding to the fortified look – this is not a fort for show, it's a fort to keep people out, and protect the whole region. After it was retired as a fort it became a prison, which it was visually very suited to also – though it looks a lot nicer inside than you would expect a prison to.

These days you enter the castle via a small bridge, like a mini drawbridge, and pass though into the lower courtyard, which is beautifully decorated, just like the inside – the modern treasures of which are the 17th Century tapestry displays.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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