Sainte Alvère   
16 Oct 2022 16 Oct 2022     Dordogne            L M S        
 
 
 
 
 

This is where we stopped to snack on our way to Sarlat. It's the charming town of Sainte Alvère.

 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère free library
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère free library
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère free library
 
 
 
Ukraine flag
 
 
 
 
Ukraine flag
 
 
 
 
Ukraine flag
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 

The remains of this 13th century tower proudly overlook the village and testify to the old stronghold led by the lords of Sainte-Alvère. The thickness of the walls illustrates the military construction technique of mediaeval castles.

The former keep. What is left of that 13th century tower bears witness to the former fortified town run by the lords of Sainte-Alvère.

The beautiful apparatus of cut stones forms the two walls of the wall.

Between these two walls, the masons fill the space with a blockage composed of pebbles, called rubble, taken in mortar (chaux and sand).

This murderer is a cruciform archer with a gunboat in the shape of a cross.

It served as a viseur for the archer or crossbowmen.

With the invention of firearms in the 15th century, it was transformed to adapt to the use of the first guns.

Text on the tower

 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 

The remains of this 13th century tower proudly overlook the village and testify to the old stronghold led by the lords of Sainte-Alvère. The thickness of the walls illustrates the military construction technique of mediaeval castles.

The former keep. What is left of that 13th century tower bears witness to the former fortified town run by the lords of Sainte-Alvère.

The beautiful apparatus of cut stones forms the two walls of the wall.

Between these two walls, the masons fill the space with a blockage composed of pebbles, called rubble, taken in mortar (chaux and sand).

This murderer is a cruciform archer with a gunboat in the shape of a cross.

It served as a viseur for the archer or crossbowmen.

With the invention of firearms in the 15th century, it was transformed to adapt to the use of the first guns.

Text on the tower

 
 
 
 
Sainte Alvère
 

The remains of this 13th century tower proudly overlook the village and testify to the old stronghold led by the lords of Sainte-Alvère. The thickness of the walls illustrates the military construction technique of mediaeval castles.

The former keep. What is left of that 13th century tower bears witness to the former fortified town run by the lords of Sainte-Alvère.

The beautiful apparatus of cut stones forms the two walls of the wall.

Between these two walls, the masons fill the space with a blockage composed of pebbles, called rubble, taken in mortar (chaux and sand).

This murderer is a cruciform archer with a gunboat in the shape of a cross.

It served as a viseur for the archer or crossbowmen.

With the invention of firearms in the 15th century, it was transformed to adapt to the use of the first guns.

Text on the tower