18 m high, pentagonal on the outside, square on the inside, with walls 2 to 5 m thick, the TOUR DES VOLEURS was the defensive tower at the north-western corner of the medieval town.

Surrounded by a first rampart in 1291, access is via a covered walkway.


The Tour des Voleurs was also the site of seigniorial justice and one of the city prisons, hence the presence of :

  • the torture chamber, authentic, with its
    five-meter-deep dungeon and
    a winch used to suspend prisoners to force confessions, as well as the stones attached to their feet,
  • the
    guard room,
    on the upper floor, where you could watch them being interrogated ( “questioned”), with a collection of torture instruments.

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The tower communicates with a VINE GROWER’S HOUSE (1563), which backs onto the fortifications and is partly converted.


It features :

  • the kitchen
    with its antique utensils,
  • a bedroom
    with its furniture and wall decor,
  • the
    where various tools and objects recall the work of the cooper and winemaker (documentary film on barrel-making).
  • From new window displays evoke the vineyard
    The sale of these renowned wines has enabled winegrowers over the centuries to build their stone and timber-framed houses, which still add to the town’s charm.

A temporary exhibition is on display. To find out more about it
click here