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Tour de Losse

Tour de Losse



The towers, square or circular, have always three floors: a level for water supplies, food and ammunition, another for life and the last for the day.

Their garrison, 2 to 4 men, assured the watch with the lights and regulatory signals in case of  risk, informed sailors, shepherds and farmers.

Some had to defend themselves against invaders and we found the remains  of the combatants at the base. Thus the famous tower  is named LOsse (means bone in french) due to the bones buried at his feet.

The tower of the Osse was designed and built in the 16th century, around the years 1598, 1599 and 1600.

This is a building with three levels of 14.20 m high side door. The base, the cord soil, contains the tank. The play of the first level has a single opening is the door. The soil is clay.

At the second level (14 m2 surface), was the living space of Torregiani. The floor was gone.

There are two windows, a fireplace and a niche.

Les tours, qu'elles soient carrées ou plus souvent circulaires, ont toujours 3 étages: un niveau pour les réserves d'eau, de vivres et de munitions, un autre pour la vie et le dernier pour la veille.

Leur garnison, de 2 à 4 hommes, assurait la vigie avec les feux et signaux règlementaires en cas de péril, renseignait navigateurs, bergers et laboureurs.

Certaines ont dû se défendre contre les envahisseurs et on retrouve à leur base les restes des combattants. C'est ainsi que la fameuse tour de L'Osse doit son nom aux ossements ensevelis à ses pieds.

La tour de l'Osse a été projetée et construite au 16eme siècle, autour des années 1598, 1599 et 1600.

Il s'agit d'un édifice à trois niveaux, de 14,20 m de hauteur, côté porte. La base, du sol au cordon, renferme la citerne. La pièce du premier niveau dispose d'une seule ouverture, c'est la porte d'entrée. Le sol est en terre battue.

Au deuxième niveau (14 m2 environ de surface), se trouvait la pièce d'habitation des torregiani. Le plancher a disparu.

On y trouve deux fenêtres, une niche et une cheminée.

Tour de Losse
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