TOUR DE LAMOTHE
CAZENEUVE , Gers – Eredità culturale
Exemple typique de tour médiévale située sur une motte féodale dans le Gers. Edifice privé visible de l’extérieur. Exemple typique de tour médiévale située sur une motte féodale dans le Gers. Edifice privé visible de l’extérieur.
The Tour de Lamothe takes its name from one of the two main seigneuries present in the 13th century in the current commune of Cazeneuve.
Located on the famous ridge road called Ténarèze, it is built on a feudal mound and thus overlooks the valley of the Izaute, the natural limit between the terroirs of Ténarèze and Bas-Armagnac.
This watch and defensive building and composed of 5 levels. The base is blind and served as a reserve or granary which was accessed by an internal staircase.
The 1st level was to serve as a common room dedicated to the guards. Access to the upper levels is possible thanks to a spiral staircase which serves more open rooms, in particular through three-lobed windows, and intended for the lord and his entourage. The top floor is a crenellated lookout post which offers a 360 ° panorama.
Under the domination of the tower, eight columns intrigue the visitor! These are the remains of a dovecote probably part of the privileges of the Lord of Lamothe and whose capital turned up prevented the ascent of predators.