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Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night

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.


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