☆ Tour Saint-Jacques ☆
What a history!!
This curious Gothic belfry is the only remaining vestige of the church of Saint-Jacques-dela-Boucherie, a meeting point for pilgrims journeying to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in the Middle Ages..
In the 17th century, Pascal experimented here with gravity..
The tower escaped demolition in 1797 and was converted into a meteorological station in 1891, where air quality is measured..
As for quality of life, visit the garden in which it stands..
After so many years, the tower deserved a restoration and is soon set to emerge flamboyantly from the cocoon of white fabric surrounding it..
Square de la tour Saint-Jacques (1st).