Address The Lantern Tower of La Rochelle Rue sur les Murs, 17000 La Rochelle, France

Together with the Saint-Nicolas and Chaîne towers, the Lantern Tower was part of the defensive system of the city of La Rochelle from medieval times.

At 55 metres high, the Lantern Tower dominates the port of La Rochelle. As its name suggests, it served as a lighthouse for ships approaching the maritime city.

Listed as a historical monument in 1879, it housed guards and a machine inside allowed the “garrote” of the opponents’ cannons, i.e. to remove them from the gun ports. English, Spanish and Dutch prisoners were locked up there.

Its base is a cylinder of 25 metres in diameter and its octagonal spire makes it an original building.

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The Paris guide to the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels

The Paris guide to the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels

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The café of Amélie, the mansion of Untouchables, the jazz club of the finale of La La Land, the Hôtel du Nord of the mythical replica of Arletty “Atmosphere”, the cinema of A bout de souffle, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the quays of the Seine of Midnight in Paris, the secret places of the Da Vinci Code, the grocery store of January in La Traversée de Paris , the Bridge of Inception and Peur sur la ville, the addresses of the spectacular scenes of Mission Impossible 6, but also series Call my agent, Gears, Le Bureau des légendes, Sense8, Sex and The City, Gossip Girl…

Etienne Daho’s Café de Flore, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hotel in Nas in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg’s Poinçonneur des Lilas metro station, Serge Reggiani and Marc Lavoine’s Mirabeau Bridge, Mc Solaar’s Lyon station…

The places evoked in the comics Adèle Blanc-Sec, Largo Winch, Blake and Mortimer, Michel Vaillant…

But also in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Leo Malet, Daniel Pennac, Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso… you’ll find all the must-see places of Parisian Pop Culture in this new guide.

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