Photographer's Note

July 31st, 2010
Saint-Geniez-ô-Merle 190205 19220
Corrèze Limousin
45.070 2.085 492 m

Twin towers, Saint-Geniez-ô-Merle

The towers.
Citadel of Merle.

Pestells towers, or Pesteils towers, known as "Tours de merle".
The covered tower date of the 13th century, built into 1200/1225.
The tower with watch tower dates from the 14th century.

These towers belong to the feudal citadel of Merle of the 12th 14th centuries, built on a rocky outcrop in a loop of the canyon of Maronne river. It is a set of castles, refuges of the Lords of Merle, Veyrac, Pesteils, and Carbonnières which reigned on Xaintrie until the 15th century, in limit of Auvergne, Quercy and the Limousin, between the Duchy of Aquitaine and the County of Auvergne. Historic building since 1927.

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SAINT-GENIEZ-Ô-MERLE is a French commune, located in the department of Corrèze of the Limousin area, populated of 116 inhabitants in 1999, divided out of 16 km², that is to say 7 hab./km².

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