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From the top of the Mornant Tower…

From the top of the Mornant Tower…
The village contains the Tour de Vingtain (Xth century), a tower which is a vestige of the former fortifications which owes its name to the Vingtain tax (vingtain meaning "twentieth" in English, which used to be the proportion of peoples’ revenues to be paid as taxes).
In the 17th century it was converted into a prison, a purpose it served until 1937. Eighteen metres high, it provides a panoramic view over Mornantais country. This is where the tourist information centre is located.
Open on Sundays from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. from March to mid-June and on Saturdays and Sundays between mid-June and December from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Tel: 04 78 19 91 65.

Close by lies an aqueduct.
At the junction of the two roads, Route Départementale 63 and Route Départementale 30, take the shady trail which runs alongside Mornantet stream until you reach the aqueduct bridge. Cross the road to see the conduit cross-section and the Gier aqueduct.

Museum of Mornant
You will be charmed by this large and beautiful XVIth-century stone building, extended in the XVIIIth century, located behind the chevet of the church. Inside, there is a well dating back to 1728 and a beautiful fireplace bears the date 1664. Admire the beamed ceilings.
Antique objects, regional products and exhibitions will provide you with a glimpse of our local heritage.
From 1 March to 31 December. Open on Saturdays from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and on bank holidays from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Tel: 04 78 44 03 76.

 

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