Tour Mataguerre

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 11:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Opens at 11:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • Last fortification of the medieval enclosure of the borough of Puy Saint-Front made up of twenty-eight towers and twelve doors, saved from its destruction in 1876 by the Historical and archaeological company of Périgord, the Mataguerre Tower marks the entry of the safeguarded sector.

      The first tower was cited in 1332, but as it fell into disrepair, it was the subject of numerous and heavy maintenance works.

      Finally, it was rebuilt from 1477 to 1478. This 17.60 m high round tower, on a polygonal base, controlled the angle of the rampart. medieval. The building, classified as a historic monument in 1840, property of the city, can be visited with access to the covered way which offers an exceptional panorama.

      Machicolations, cruciform archers and gunboats make it a rare example of military architecture in the city.

      Find it on the Guide du Périgord's Blog...

      Nature walk in Périgueux
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Traveller Reviews Tour Mataguerre

4.7 sur 5 6 reviews

  • Andreas Godau

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andreas Godau on 06/07/2021

    The last remaining - of the former 28 - and imposing tower of the medieval city wall of Perigueux.

  • Stéphane Orliac

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Stéphane Orliac on 20/06/2021

    7 centuries that it is there ... one of the essential monuments of the old town of Périgueux!

  • Erik Ferron

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Erik Ferron on 06/07/2021

    One of the many historic places not to be missed during your stay in Périgueux.

Traveller Reviews Tour Mataguerre

4.0 sur 5 16 reviews

  • "The last of the fortifications"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by ericVvB (Barendrecht, The Netherlands) on 13/09/2020

    By surprise we walked into a part of Perigueux’s old city and discovered this old tower with on a plaquage th story of the wall’s written.

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  • "insight into local history"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by aldernodules (Coleraine, United Kingdom) on 15/07/2018

    This is a bastion tower fortification from the 12th Century city defences, the only one of 28 left! There are typical medieval features such as the loopholes and machicolations. It doesn't take...

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  • "Den sidste rest af middelaldermuren omkring Périgueux"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by DanishTravelor (Copenhagen, Denmark) on 23/09/2020

    I 1100-tallet blev der opført en bymur omkring Périgueux. I muren var der 28 tårne og 12 indgange. Tour Mataguerre er den sidste rest af dette store fæstningsværk, der omringede Périgueux. Tour...

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Tour Mataguerre

Address

Tour Mataguerre
24000 Périgueux

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 53 10 63

GPS coordinates

45° 10'57.76"N, 0° 43'9.04"E

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