1 Like

Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night
France

The Tour Sans Venin is a relic of a dungeon of the XIIIth century, perched on a hill 666 m above sea level on the foothills of the Vercors mountains, overlooking the town of Grenoble at 450m.

It is described as one of the Seven Wonders of the Dauphiné, and located above the town of Seyssinet-Pariset.

There's limited evidence of th eplace, however the tower is believed to have a medieval dungeon.

From this point you can get an impressive view over the 3 valleys of the Isère and Drac and the Massif de la Chartreuse and Belledonne . You can even see Mont Blanc on a clear day. 

The site hosts one of the two television transmitters in the Grenoble area.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_tour_sans_venin

Copyright: Andy bryant
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16496x8248
Uploaded: 01/05/2011
Updated: 13/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: night; tour; tower
comments powered by Disqus

Andy Bryant
Grenoble from Le Moucherotte
Jacques Rochet
Top of Moucherotte
Andy Bryant
Barracks at the Fort de Comboire
Andy Bryant
Fort de Comboire corridor
Andy Bryant
Toilets at the Fort de Comboire
Vincèn Pujol
Porte de France, Grenoble, France
Andy Bryant
Porte de France at Night
Andy Bryant
La Nef Neon Grenoble
Andy Bryant
Under The Bridge Grenoble
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble, Place Grenette
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble
Vincèn Pujol
View at Grenoble and nearby from Bastille
Gregor Hartmaier
Fundación Cesar Marique Lanzarote
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - holiday Apostol
Supasit Srisawathsak
Pilla Point Harbor
Marek Szarejko
Copper Coast European Geopark
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - Praza da Quintana
Chris Witzani
Studio wow werkstatt rathenauplatz koeln
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - Obradoiro
Aleksandr Starovojtov
Zhitomir Flowermarket
Ricardo Cambón
Lighthouse of Finisterre - Galicia
vasinbkk
Pool Evening
vasinbkk
Loop Restaurant Pratumwan Princes Hotel
Pawel-Piotr-Jakubowscy
Boxing Fight Poland-Katar 2009 01
Andy Bryant
Vulcano From Lipari north of Sicily
Andy Bryant
Le Pont Perent
Andy Bryant
Sunrise On The Eastern Edge Of The Vercors
Andy Bryant
Es Caragoli On The Cami De S Arxiduc
Andy Bryant
Lacfourchu 300 Lacfourchu 308 8 Images Equi
Andy Bryant
Pas De La Cle Vercors
Andy Bryant
Sumiyoshi Taisha Bridge Osaka Japan
Andy Bryant
View From Es Cornador Gran 953m To Soller And Port De Soller On Mallorca
Andy Bryant
The ridge above Gresse en Vercors
Andy Bryant
Chamrousse view down to Lac Robert
Andy Bryant
Lac Lerie Plateau Emparis France
Andy Bryant
Outside Palma Cathedral
More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.