Tour des Mourgues

Tour des Mourgues (HM15SV)

Location: Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte 13200 Bouches-du-Rhone
Country: France

N 43° 40.523', E 4° 37.945'

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Tower of the Nuns

Le mur d'enceinte m?di?val de la cit? reprend, ? l'angle Sud-Est le trac? de rempart antique.La Tour des Mourgues fut d'abord une grande tour cylindrique de 6 m?tres de haut qui renfor?ait cette partie de la ville romaine.Le mot proven?al "Mourgues" signifie "nonne". En effet au dessus de la tour se trouvait l'abbaye Saint-Caire fond?e au Vie si?cle.A la fin du Moyen-Age (XIVe si?cle), la structure romaine a ?t? envelopp?e par une chemise ext?rieure polygonale en moyen appareil r?gulier avec une base en glascis (forme ?vas?e vers la bas).

(Translation by Google Translate with modifications:)
Tower Morgues
The medieval walls of the city shall, upon the south-eastern corner of the layout of the ancient rampart.Tower of Mourgues, originally a large cylindrical tower six meters high, reinforced this part of the Roman city.

The Proven?al word "Mourgues" means "nun". Indeed the top of the tower was the abbey of Saint-Caire founded in the sixth century.

At the end of the Middle Ages (fourteenth century), Roman structure was enveloped by an outer casing using unit regular polygon with a base glascis flared down).

Captions: Arles, XIIe-VIII si?cle. (top, left); Restitution de l'angle Sud-Est de remparts a l'epoque romaine. (bottom, left); Plan de l'angle Sud-Est de remparts au Moyen-Age. 1. Chapelle Saint-Jean-de-Moustiers, 2. Eglise Saint-Blaise, 3. Tour des Mourgues. (bottom, right).

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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31T E 631589 N 4837114
Decimal Degrees43.67538333, 4.63241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 40.523', E 4° 37.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 40' 31.38" N, 4° 37' 56.70" E
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Area Code(s)214, 972, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 Montée Vauban, Arles Provence-Alpes-Côte 13200, FR
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