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Over Sancerre
France

The highest point in the hilltop town of Sancerre, in the eastern Loire valley, is a medieval tower, the remnant of a fortress that was destroyed by the Cathokic monarchy after being held for many years by Protestant rebels.  Kind of the Huguenot Masada.  It offers splendid views of the town and the surrounding vineyard-coverd hills.

Copyright: Thomas k sharpless
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Uploaded: 08/12/2013
Updated: 01/07/2014
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Tags: france; tower; village; vignoble; vineyards
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