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Pont et Porte Saint Jacques

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, 79200, Parthenay, France
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Lovely morning around here

Walked around here this morning, absolutely lovely. Not only was the weather amazing but it was... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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Worth a visit and it is free

This is the main old gateway into Parthenay. You can climb the tower and then go and explore the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
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Parthenay, France
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Aug 19, 2017
“Lovely morning around here”
Jan 28, 2017
“Worth a visit and it is free”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, 79200, Parthenay, France
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Walked around here this morning, absolutely lovely. Not only was the weather amazing but it was just such a week looked after and clean place. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is the main old gateway into Parthenay. You can climb the tower and then go and explore the ancient walls and castle area. It is all free.It is well worth spending time looking around this medieval area.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Parthenay is an ancient town on the site of a Gaulish village, then Gallo-Romaine fort, then became Parthenay. Very historic place (do some research). The tower is open (free) and the views are cool. The walk into Parthenay town from the tower is a great...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is not a stand alone visit..its part of a walk around the medieval bit of a little town. The bridge and gateway to the city have a 'milestone'...well, a kilometer stone really, for the Route St Jaques de Compostella...the pilgrim route to Santiago. My...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Parthenay back in 2004, 2008, and most recently in September 2016. We walked around the ancient/historic part of Parthenay, and we really enjoyed it. It is very picturesque, and there are numerous info placards next to historic sections which is handy. It's free...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The medieval bridge and town gate are very well preserved. Follow signs to Vieille Ville and park, then walk downhill to the river. All the streets in this area are untouched and the medieval architecture is wonderful. The Tourist Office is close to the bridge...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Incredibly well preserved medieval town (quartier ville) with a superb middle age bridge & gate. There are over 100 existing half timber framed some from as early as the 12th century. It was on the Pilgrim trail from northern Europe to Santiago de Compostela. There...More

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