Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The two towers

No, not Minas Morgul and Orthanc. A little "Lord of the Rings" humor there. These are the towers that guard the entrance to the old port at La Rochelle. The taller one is the Tour Saint-Nicolas (Saint Nicholas Tower), the shorter is the Tour de la chaine (Chain Tower). Both were built in the 14th century.

Walking along the city wall from the Lantern tower toward the Saint-Nicolas and Chain towers.

The Chain Tower gets it name from the iron chain that was stretched across the entrance to the port between the two towers to keep marauders out. Portions of the chain still exist and are on display outside the tower. I managed not to get a photo of that.

The two towers seen from outside the old port.

Again, both towers are open to the public with historical exhibits inside, but we stayed out with Tasha. Besides, lunch time was fast approaching. I posted a photo of these two towers seen from inside the port last Sunday.


  1. Magnificent! You won’t find anything like that in New YorK!

  2. mitch, There is a Wall Street... lol

    judy, I wish we could have explored the town a little more, but it's not really possible with a pup in tow. Still, we enjoyed what we saw and Tasha had a good time.


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