See photos (2)

LE DONJON

Castles and defences at Cessenon-sur-Orb
Opening hours and services not guaranteed
  • Standing proudly on its rocky pedestal, set at the back of the building's defences, the keep indicates where the former fortress was situated. This quadrangular tower, 15 m high and 6 m wide, was built with local materials. The more recent lower section has cigar-shaped bay windows. Very simple gargoyles decorate the corners. In 1921, three bells baptised by the Cardinal of Cabrières in Cessenon church were raised into the bell tower. A clock was added to the centre of the façade at the...
    Standing proudly on its rocky pedestal, set at the back of the building's defences, the keep indicates where the former fortress was situated. This quadrangular tower, 15 m high and 6 m wide, was built with local materials. The more recent lower section has cigar-shaped bay windows. Very simple gargoyles decorate the corners. In 1921, three bells baptised by the Cardinal of Cabrières in Cessenon church were raised into the bell tower. A clock was added to the centre of the façade at the beginning of the 17th century.