Florimont Tower

Florimont Tower, locally known as Tour de Florimont, lies on a hill above the village of the same name in the Territoire de Belfort department in France.

The first building at this site was probably a Roman watchtower. Later the site was occupied by a real medieval castle which was first mentioned in 1258 as Burg Blumenberg (German for Florimont). That castle was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War and its ruin disappeared following the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century.

The present tower was built in 1892 by Count Gustave de Reiset on the presumed site of the keep of the disappeared castle. Seeing its small size I suspect it was built as a folly. How it came to be ruin I do not know.

At present Florimont Tower is not accessible as it is fenced off. A simple tower.


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Florimont Tower

Florimont Tower, locally known as Tour de Florimont, lies on a hill above the village of the same name in the Territoire de Belfort department in France.

The first building at this site was probably a Roman watchtower. Later the site was occupied by a real medieval castle which was first mentioned in 1258 as Burg Blumenberg (German for Florimont). That castle was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War and its ruin disappeared following the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century.

The present tower was built in 1892 by Count Gustave de Reiset on the presumed site of the keep of the disappeared castle. Seeing its small size I suspect it was built as a folly. How it came to be ruin I do not know.

At present Florimont Tower is not accessible as it is fenced off. A simple tower.


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