Thursday, November 7, 2013

Provins. Tour de Ce'sar

Provins.  Tour de Ce'sar

Above a mid-twelth century castle.  It had an unsually shaped keep on a square base with four semicircular corner turrets.  I consists of twi levels.  The crenelated  wall that surrounds it is called a "chemise."

1. Wall extends down the motte and forms a gate;
2. Curtain (Chemise) Wall;
3. Allure (Wall walk);
4. Mound (Motte);
5. 12th Century Keep.

Orig. Sidney Toy. Mens. ETDELT. 1925