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 Wednesday at 11:00 am

Closing

  • July 1 to August 31, 2021

Useful information

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.

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Traveller Reviews

4.7 sur 5 3 reviews

  • Ignacio Aguirre

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ignacio Aguirre on 22/03/2020

    Nice tower. One of the points to visit in the city.

  • Samuel VERMOTE

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Samuel VERMOTE on 31/12/2018

    Must see tour of Périgueux

  • FREE HORIZON

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by FREE HORIZON on 14/11/2019

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Address

Tour Mataguerre
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 10'57.76"N, 0° 43'9.04"E

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