Mont-St-Michel - the Gabriel Tower (Tour Gabriel)

Gabriel Tower

The Gabriel Tower (Gabriel Tour) was built in 1524 by Gabriel de Puy, a French military engineer. The orginal purpose was to protect the storerooms of the Abbey of Mont-St-Michel. The construction allows to use a wide scale of shooting angles. The military importance of the Mont-St-Michel ceased in the 18th century and a windmill is placed on the top of the tower. In 19th century, a lighthouse was added.

Location details

Mont-St-Michel, Gabriel Tower   (Photo...)
L’abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-St-Michel, Manche, France (FR)

GEO: N48°38′7.775″ E1°30′46.516″ (48.635493, -1.512921), GoogleMap...