Chavagnac Tower

Chavagnac Tower, locally known as Tour de Chavagnac also sometimes spelled as Chavaniac, lies west of the hamlet of the same name, in the Cantal department in France.

Chavagnac Tower is actually the remnant of a rural castle. It was preceded by a motte-castle which was situated a couple of hundred meters to the east and of which only a low motte remains.

The tower was built by Louis de Charpentier, after he had received permission from his lord Pierre de Beaufort-Turenne, in 1443, to "build a tower with palisades, moats, barbicans, machicolations and other defenses to protect his lands from thieves and robbers."

At some point in time a couple of outbuildings were added to the tower, giving the castle an U-shaped plan. In 1731 the tower was rebuilt by Gilbert de Ribier.

At present Chavagnac Tower is private property and part of a working farm, thus it can not be visited. A nice tower.


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Chavagnac Tower

Chavagnac Tower, locally known as Tour de Chavagnac also sometimes spelled as Chavaniac, lies west of the hamlet of the same name, in the Cantal department in France.

Chavagnac Tower is actually the remnant of a rural castle. It was preceded by a motte-castle which was situated a couple of hundred meters to the east and of which only a low motte remains.

The tower was built by Louis de Charpentier, after he had received permission from his lord Pierre de Beaufort-Turenne, in 1443, to "build a tower with palisades, moats, barbicans, machicolations and other defenses to protect his lands from thieves and robbers."

At some point in time a couple of outbuildings were added to the tower, giving the castle an U-shaped plan. In 1731 the tower was rebuilt by Gilbert de Ribier.

At present Chavagnac Tower is private property and part of a working farm, thus it can not be visited. A nice tower.


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