Tour de Savoie

The Savoy Tower is all that remains of Estavayer’s second castle, the Château de Savoie, which was built by the co-seigneurs of Estavayer-Cugy at the end of the 13th century. Due to its unusual height and its imposing proportions, the tower was not only a fortification but also served as the gate lodge to a stately residence. All that remains of the building are its curtain walls, which flank each side of the tower. As well as standing higher than the city walls further on, each of these curtain walls are almost 20 metres long.

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