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This is the castle of Tarascon, also known as the Chateau du Roi Rene. The little sign at the bottom left seems to be pointing to the entrance to the chateau. The castle was built in the 1400s and it sits on the east bank of the Rhone River, directly opposite the castle of Beaucaire.

The holes at the top of the walls look like cannonball damage. I don't know when the castle was attacked, but it was probably in the 1790s during the French Revolution, when anything belonging to royalty was fair game to the revolutionaries. The castle is quite well preserved, and visitors can enter and explore it for a small fee. You can even go up onto the roof and see the views of the countryside.

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Additional Photos by Vincent Morand (vjmite) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 530 W: 39 N: 1481] (6660)
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