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    Tarascon Castle - Great Attractions (France)

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    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.