Tour Grégoire

Tour Grégoire

1366000968 - Historic site and monument ,  Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Military ,  Tower in Givet

  • Cross the "American's bridge", turn right, then the second road on your left.

    Monument not opened to the public.
    From there... panorama over the town of GIvet (left bank and right bank)

    A bit of history...
    The Tower known as "Gregory's Tower" to which we should give back its former name of "Saint Gregory" from the name of the chapel that was nearby, and probably one of the oldest buildings in Givet.
    Already in the 11th century, and no doubt on the site of a much older military post, it...
    Cross the "American's bridge", turn right, then the second road on your left.

    Monument not opened to the public.
    From there... panorama over the town of GIvet (left bank and right bank)

    A bit of history...
    The Tower known as "Gregory's Tower" to which we should give back its former name of "Saint Gregory" from the name of the chapel that was nearby, and probably one of the oldest buildings in Givet.
    Already in the 11th century, and no doubt on the site of a much older military post, it watched over the river to ensure the return of tolls for the Counts of Agimont.
    It was later heavily reworked, probably in the 15th or 16th century, and was heavily restored under Napoleon III. It nevertheless keeps its primitive shape for the lower floors.

    Text extracted from the book of Mr. Alain Sartelet "Givet and its region through the centuries".