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The medieval town of Nyons in the heart of Provençal Drôme was built at the foot of a protective rocky outcrop. The Forts district (rue de Grands Forts, rue des Petits Forts), Here you will find vaulted, cobbled streets and sousted little covered passageways bridging the streets. The towers and the rampart walk remind us that this was a fortified town. The feudal castle, now privately owned. The Randonne tower (13th C), transformed into the Notre Dame de Bon-Secours chapel, towers over the town. The Saint Vincent church, with beautiful state owned painting, woodwork, 17th Century retables, Phillis de la Charce Museum. The arcades square 14th century with beautiful doors that you can also find in the eastern district of the town up to the 14th century, 40 m single-span Romanesque bridge over the river Eygues.
Other places of interest : The old-mills, the scourtineries (mats and carpets), ancient mills, the aromatic plants garden, the Lavender and aromatic plants distillery, the Olive Museum, the archaeological Museum, the motorbike Museum.

http://www.frenchwayoflife.net/int/ville.asp?v=Nyons

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Added a close-up view after the kind suggestion of Kari.

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