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The Barbarossa tower is located in the coastal village of Gruissan in the department of Aude in France . It overlooks the ruins of a castle that is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since April 14, 1948
The tower is all that remains of a building at the end of the tenth century to look around the port of Narbonne and protect the city against sea invasions castle. Built on a rocky and steep hill , the castle was enlarged in the twelfth century by the Archbishop of Narbonne, Guillaume de Broa .
The sixteenth century , Richelieu ordered the destruction of the building was then abandoned .
Today , the village of Gruissan , built in circular, around the ruins of the castle , at the foot of which Lady of the Assumption parish church stands . The site of the tower offers a pretty spectacular view , where you can admire the town and the coast, pond , salt marshes and harbor Gruissan .
The tower and the castle ruins are classified as historic monuments by the French Ministry of Culture.

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