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The tower of CREST, listed in the register of historical monuments stands proudly at the gateway to the Vercors From the terasse of this, at (52 metres, the highest Donjon of France,a striking view unfolds across the Drome valley and surrounding...more
The tower/keep is well worth the walk up the quaint alleys and streets from Crest centre, you can pay to go inside or just walk up and take in the view from outside with a drink from the little shop. I went in to the...More
Several paths lead to the highest keep of France through the magnificent medieval town of Crest. It is definitely worth the climb because the paths themselves are beautiful and you get a great view once you get there. There is a fee to enter the...More
Do have a look at the interior of this tower and climb to the top, if you have the opportunity.
Even if you just have a look at old timbers, the terrace for water collection and the views, it's worth it.
The English explanatory leaflet...More
I don't know how we actually found the tower, but we drove up to a neighborhood-type spot and found a path that lead up to the tower. My 8 year old and I were pooped, but we made it. I personally did not find the...More
Very nice, quiet and panoramic
is the imposing vestige of a castle - the Château de Crest - in the commune of Crest in the Drôme département of France, one of the highest keeps in Europe, if not the highest (52 metres/171 feet).
There are a lot of, sometimes narrow and winding, stairs to climb in the Donjon, but what an experience!
Enjoying the views from the tower, straight into the Drôme valley, it is clear why it was built at that location.
Beware of the castle cat...More
This tower is accessible by walking upstairs through scenic medieval streets. The castle demonstrates a good view and explanation about the history of the place. It's worthwile to visit the roof and enjoy an impressive view of the region.
La Tour de Crest is magnificent. I don't have a head for heights and the parapet at the very top is relatively low to my 6'6 frame! But it has been made much worse in the past when I took a group of schoolchildren up...More