Tour Gayette

At the western corner of the ramparts, the Gayette Tower is a former gaol, where, in 1785, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Pierre-Ange Romain could be seen taking off in their balloon in their ill-fated attempt to cross the Channel; unfortunately, they crashed near Wimille.

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Adresse : 

r. des Pipots

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