Take a tour of Tarascon Castle in France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Tarascon castle is a solid, formidable fortress built on the banks of the Rhone river and surrounded by a moat.
The only way into the castle is by a small bridge that was formerly part of an earlier drawbridge.
Despite its bland exterior, the interior proves to be richly decorated; an unexpected turn from the outside perspective.
During the 17th century the Tarascon Castle underwent a transformation and became a prison.
When time began to deteriorate the castles walls many sought to demolish this landmark; however, in 1932 it was determined that this historic structure would be restored, rather than destroyed.
From a Lord’s palace, to a desolate prison, Tarascon now holds many 17th century tapestries in these modern times.