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MASSANE TOWER

Castles and defences, Tower in Argelès-sur-Mer
  • The present monument was built at the end of the 13th century on the orders of James II of Majorca. The first mention of the Tour de la Massane dates from 1293, when it was known by the Catalan name of "Torre de Pérabona", or good stone.
    For a long time, the tower kept its role as a lookout, as in 1728 its garrison was camped in the Place d'Armes and soldiers took turns behind its loopholes and at the lookout post on the summit.
    700 years after its construction, the Massane, symbol of...
    The present monument was built at the end of the 13th century on the orders of James II of Majorca. The first mention of the Tour de la Massane dates from 1293, when it was known by the Catalan name of "Torre de Pérabona", or good stone.
    For a long time, the tower kept its role as a lookout, as in 1728 its garrison was camped in the Place d'Armes and soldiers took turns behind its loopholes and at the lookout post on the summit.
    700 years after its construction, the Massane, symbol of Argelès and witness to its past, still watches over the town. Situated at an altitude of almost 800 metres, the Massane Tower offers a fabulous panorama over the whole of the Roussillon plain and the Mediterranean shores.
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