#4 Provins Castle
Seine-et-Marne, France
This is NOT an official Lego site

The unique Tower of Caesar at Provins was built in the middle of the 12th century. The Tower stands on a mound, surrounded by a battlemented chemise. An attacker must cross the exposed drawbridge from the chemise to gain entrance to the Tower, which was octagonal with four corner turrets. The octagonal Great Hall is surrounded by mural passages and chambers. T. E. Lawrence's comment about the castle when he visited in July, 1908: The Tour Cesar, Provins is "a most puzzling xii [century] keep, [with] the remains of town walls. I was in and around them for hours, and came to the conclusion that the architect was making experiments when he built them...the keep would have been almost incapable of defence, and yet in spirit it is half a century ahead of its time. It ranks with Chateau Gaillard in importance for my thesis."

Photos of the Lego Model
Built October 1986
North View

Build Your Own
Tower & Roof Lego Plans
General Lego Plan

Other Provins pages:
At this site, it's probably easiest to click on "France" then on "Enceinte de Provins"
mail Bob if you know of any others!

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