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La tour du Garnavie

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La tour du Garnavie


Afin de sortir des lieux classiques à visiter à Lourdes tels que la Grotte, le château fort et le Pic du Jer, je vous propose d'aller admirer la tour du Garnavie.
Son nom provient de la déformation de Gavarnie, village où les chevaliers du quartier se rendaient souvent.
C'est un vestige des remparts qui partaient du château et qui encerclaient la ville au 17ème siècle. Sa construction remonte au 13ème siècle et elle faisait partie d'une douzaine de tours du même type.
Haute de 15 mètres, elle comporte une plateforme et des crénaux. Elle n'a pas de porte, l'accès était assuré par une échelle que l'on retirait ensuite.
Découvrez aussi le quartier aux alentours avec ses habitations typiques.


In order to visit other places than the classic ones in Lourdes (la Grotte, the castle, the Pic du Jer), I will make you discover the Garnavie tower.
Its name comes from the distortion of Gavarnie, a village where the knights from this district often used to go.
Its a remaining part of the fortification walls which went from the castle and all around the city in the 17th century. It was built in the 13th century and it was one of a dozen of towers of the same kind.
It is fifteen meters high and has a flat roof with crenels. Without a door, it was accessed with a removable ladder.
Take some time to discover the neighbourhood and its typical habitations.

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Qnaf yr cnaarnh, fhvier yn syèpur.
Va gur fvta, sbyybj gur neebj.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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