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Tour de Madaloc (Madeloc)

Tour de Madaloc (Madeloc)

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  • Kathrin

    a beautiful place with views of the flat region and the predominantly flat coastal region in the north of the Tour de Madaloc

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Kathrin

    The Tour de Madeloc or Tour Madeloc is a medieval watchtower in the hinterland of the Côte Vermeille in the Pyrénées-Orientales in the ancient cultural landscape of Roussillon.
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    The Tour Madeloc is located on a 670 m high mountain peak in the hinterland of Banyuls-sur-Mer; From here you have a clear view of much of the coastline of the Gulf of Lion to Narbonne. Only about four kilometers further northwest is another watchtower from the same period - the Tour de la Massane.
    The tower was built in the late 13th century by the Majorcan King Jaume II as a watchtower and to secure the coast. With the Pyrenees peace of the year 1659 he lost any strategic importance. Already in the first half of the 20th century it was used as the location of a radio relay station.
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    The round tower, which is built of only a few hewn quarry stones, is windowless; The staircases and rooms in its interior are illuminated only by loopholike slits. Its upper edge is surrounded by numerous projecting consoles, which formerly carried a wooden battlements.
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    put together: a great hiking destination

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    • May 22, 2018

  • ThomasKB

    Here is a hiking trail down to Collioure

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Pamph

    From here beautiful city trip to Collioure possible (worthwhile weekly market on Wed, Sat.).

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    • February 12, 2019

  • Pamph

    The round tower, which is built of only a few hewn quarry stones, is windowless; the staircases and rooms in its interior are illuminated only by loopholike slits. Its upper edge is surrounded by numerous projecting consoles, which formerly carried a wooden battlements. Opposite is a rather bizarre rock dummy - probably of military origin.

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    • February 12, 2019

  • Kai

    From here you can look far towards the Côte d'Azur

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    • June 12, 2019

  • Pamph

    The Tour de Madeloc (Tour Madeloc / at 670 m altitude) is a medieval watchtower (late 13th century) in the hinterland of the Côte Vermeille / Pyrénées-Orientales.

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    • July 5, 2019

  • Hermann Prokschi

    Highest point of the hike

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    • September 16, 2019

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Location: Pyrénées-Orientales, France

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