Chelles Tower

Chelles Tower, locally known as Tour de Chelles, lies in the village of the same name, in the Oise department in France.

This small ruined tower with its stone conical roof is actually the last remnant of Chelles Castle. The first castle was built in the 12th century. That feudal castle was ruined by attacks of Burgundians and English, probably during the 14th century. In the 15th century it was completely rebuilt in Gothic style. Chelles Tower dates back to that building phase.

That second castle was abandoned at some point after which it was finally demolished in 1770, leaving only this tower.

Local legend has it that there would be a secret tunnel going from the former castle to nearby Pierrefonds Castle.

In recent years Chelles Tower was deteriorating and was in danger of collapse. It is slowly being consolidated and there are plans to make it accessible for visitors.

At present Chelles Tower is not accessible. A curious small tower.


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Chelles Tower

Chelles Tower, locally known as Tour de Chelles, lies in the village of the same name, in the Oise department in France.

This small ruined tower with its stone conical roof is actually the last remnant of Chelles Castle. The first castle was built in the 12th century. That feudal castle was ruined by attacks of Burgundians and English, probably during the 14th century. In the 15th century it was completely rebuilt in Gothic style. Chelles Tower dates back to that building phase.

That second castle was abandoned at some point after which it was finally demolished in 1770, leaving only this tower.

Local legend has it that there would be a secret tunnel going from the former castle to nearby Pierrefonds Castle.

In recent years Chelles Tower was deteriorating and was in danger of collapse. It is slowly being consolidated and there are plans to make it accessible for visitors.

At present Chelles Tower is not accessible. A curious small tower.


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