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“Charming” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Center of Tournon sur Rhone

Historic Center of Tournon sur Rhone
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Behind the impressive castle on its granite rock, seigneurial home of the Comtes de Tournon, is a maze of narrow streets meandering through the historic center. Since the Early Middle Ages to the 18th century the Tournons have left a great cultural heritage thanks to different monuments such as the Chateau de Tournon (see on page 7 “Our favourite attractions”) but also the Collegiate Church Saint Julien built in the 14th century with its magnificent frescoes in the Chapelle des Penitents. The town is then strongly fortified during the Hundred Years’ War, but it will expand beyond the wall after it quickly became prosperous again. In the south, the Porte de Mauves can be admired, the last stable door which once closed the town (there used to be 4) and where the coat of arms of the town is still to be seen. 2 watchtowers are left in the north and the south of the Sentier des Tours, a marked walking path which used to go along the wall in the 16th century. It is also a nice one-hour walk.
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We love this small village along the Rhone.
Nature is beautyfull and a lot of cafes make a Nice atmosphere

Visited July 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Good Little Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a fairly attractive little town. I could easily have skipped it, but the setting across from the vineyards of Tain L'Hermitage is nice. Worth a short wander.

Visited July 2013
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Australia
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“Pleasant historic town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The twin towns of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage are linked by the second suspension bridge to be built in France. Tournon has a castle, a lovely Town Hall [Hotel de Ville] and on the hill is a round Medieval tower that was used for hangings. From Tournon you look across the river to the Tain L'Hermitage hillside vineyards.

Visited March 2013
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