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After the medieval city walls were destroyed, six gateways (from the 13th century) and stone and brick towers (from the 14th century) are the only remains of the so-called Tour Valenciennoise, on the Rue des Arbalestriers. The Tour Valenciennoise was unveiled in 1359. Its solid walls – this is an understatement, as they are four metres thick – have always managed to withhold the most persistent of destructive hands. As my grandfather used to say, in those days, things were built to last!...

After the medieval city walls were destroyed, six gateways (from the 13th century) and stone and brick towers (from the 14th century) are the only remains of the so-called Tour Valenciennoise, on the Rue des Arbalestriers. The Tour Valenciennoise was unveiled in 1359. Its solid walls – this is an understatement, as they are four metres thick – have always managed to withhold the most persistent of destructive hands. As my grandfather used to say, in those days, things were built to last! Two floors of the tower still remain, and in 2009, these were totally restored. Originally, the Tour Valenciennoise had an extra floor, and its roof was allegedly in the shape of a pepper pot. The recent renovation work is pretty impressive, set off with a modern touch. There is now a metal footbridge outside providing access to the tower.

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Après la destruction de l'enceinte médiévale, des six portes (XIIIe siècle) et des tours en pierre et briques (XIVe siècle), seule subsiste la tour dite Valenciennoise, qui se dresse dans la rue des Arbalestriers. La tour valenciennoise, inaugurée en 1359. Ses solides murs -c'est peu dire puisqu'ils ont quatre mètres d'épaisseur - ont de tout temps découragés les démolisseurs les plus vaillants. A l'époque, comme disait mon grand-père, on construisait pour durer ! De la tour, il subsiste...

Après la destruction de l'enceinte médiévale, des six portes (XIIIe siècle) et des tours en pierre et briques (XIVe siècle), seule subsiste la tour dite Valenciennoise, qui se dresse dans la rue des Arbalestriers. La tour valenciennoise, inaugurée en 1359. Ses solides murs -c'est peu dire puisqu'ils ont quatre mètres d'épaisseur - ont de tout temps découragés les démolisseurs les plus vaillants. A l'époque, comme disait mon grand-père, on construisait pour durer ! De la tour, il subsiste encore aujourd'hui deux niveaux qui ont fait l'objet en 2009 d'une restauration complète. A l'origine, la tour valenciennoise comptait un étage supplémentaire et sa toiture devait avoir la forme d'une poivrière. Son récent lifting est assez impressionnant et agrémentée d'une touche contemporaine. Une passerelle d'accès extérieur en métal accompagne à présent la tour.

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La Tour Valenciennoise est une tour de défense construite en 1358 et 1359 et située dans la ville de Mons. Classée comme monument le 4 novembre 1976, elle est reprise sur la liste du patrimoine exceptionnel de la Région wallonne depuis 2016.

Cette tour faisait partie intégrante des seconds remparts de la ville de Mons et se situait entre les portes de Nimy et d’Havré.

Érigée en 1358 et 1359, la tour s’est successivement appelée : Grosse Tour, Tour à grès, Tour au Blé, Tour de Ladres pour devenir la Tour Valenciennoise au début du xviie siècle. Le reste des remparts a été définitivement détruit en 1818.

En 1825, sous le régime hollandais, la tour sert de magasin de poudre et est amputée d’un étage. En 1870, elle fait partie des casernes de la cavalerie. De 2005 à 2009, la tour est entièrement restaurée.

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After the medieval city walls were destroyed, six gateways (from the 13th century) and stone and brick towers (from the 14th century) are the only remains of the so-called Tour Valenciennoise, on the Rue des Arbalestriers. The Tour Valenciennoise was unveiled in 1359. Its solid walls – this is an understatement, as they are four metres thick – have always managed to withhold the most persistent of destructive hands. As my grandfather used to say, in those days, things were built to last! Two floors of the tower still remain, and in 2009, these were totally restored. Originally, the Tour Valenciennoise had an extra floor, and its roof was allegedly in the shape of a pepper pot. The recent renovation work is pretty impressive, set off with a modern touch. There is now a metal footbridge outside providing access to the tower.

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Na de afbraak van de middeleeuwse omwalling, zes poorten (XIIIe eeuw) en torens van steen en baksteen (XIVe eeuw), blijft alleen nog de zogenaamde "tour Valenciennoise" over in de rue des Arbalestriers. De tour Valenciennoise werd ingehuldigd in 1359. De stevige muren - een eufemisme want ze zijn vier meter dik - hebben altijd zelfs de meest onverschrokken afbrekers ontmoedigd. In de tijd bouwde men voor lange tijd, om het met de woorden van mijn grootvader te zeggen! Vandaag blijven er...

Na de afbraak van de middeleeuwse omwalling, zes poorten (XIIIe eeuw) en torens van steen en baksteen (XIVe eeuw), blijft alleen nog de zogenaamde "tour Valenciennoise" over in de rue des Arbalestriers. De tour Valenciennoise werd ingehuldigd in 1359. De stevige muren - een eufemisme want ze zijn vier meter dik - hebben altijd zelfs de meest onverschrokken afbrekers ontmoedigd. In de tijd bouwde men voor lange tijd, om het met de woorden van mijn grootvader te zeggen! Vandaag blijven er twee verdiepingen over van de toren, die in 2009 volledig gerestaureerd werd. Oorspronkelijk had de toren nog een extra niveau en vermoedelijk een peperbusdak. De recente "make over" is behoorlijk indrukwekkend en kreeg een hedendaagse toets. De toren kreeg ook een metalen loopbrug aan de buitenkant.

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Zvenigorod's most famous sight is the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, which was founded in 1398 by the monk Savva from the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, at the invitation and with the support of Prince Yury Dmitrievich of Zvenigorod. Savva was later canonised as St Sabbas (Savva) of Storozhev. The monastery late flourished under the reign of Tsar Alexis, who chose the monastery as his family church and often went on pilgrimage there and made lots of donations to it. Most of the monastery’s buildings date from this time. The monastery is heavily fortified with thick walls and six towers, the most impressive of which is the Krasny Tower which also serves as the eastern entrance. The monastery was closed in 1918 and only reopened in 1995. In 1998 Patriarch Alexius II took part in a service to return the relics of St Sabbas to the monastery. Today the monastery has the status of a stauropegic monastery, which is second in status to a lavra. In addition to being a working monastery, it also holds the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum.

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Located near the main entrance is the monastery's belfry which is perhaps the calling card of the monastery due to its uniqueness. It was built in the 1650s and the St Sergius of Radonezh’s Church was opened on the middle tier in the mid-17th century, although it was originally dedicated to the Trinity. The belfry's 35-tonne Great Bladgovestny Bell fell in 1941 and was only restored and returned in 2003. Attached to the belfry is a large refectory and the Transfiguration Church, both of which were built on the orders of Tsar Alexis in the 1650s.  

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To the left of the belfry is another, smaller, refectory which is attached to the Trinity Gate-Church, which was also constructed in the 1650s on the orders of Tsar Alexis who made it his own family church. The church is elaborately decorated with colourful trims and underneath the archway is a beautiful 19th century fresco.

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is the oldest building in the monastery and among the oldest buildings in the Moscow Region. It was built between 1404 and 1405 during the lifetime of St Sabbas and using the funds of Prince Yury of Zvenigorod. The white-stone cathedral is a standard four-pillar design with a single golden dome. After the death of St Sabbas he was interred in the cathedral and a new altar dedicated to him was added.

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Under the reign of Tsar Alexis the cathedral was decorated with frescoes by Stepan Ryazanets, some of which remain today. Tsar Alexis also presented the cathedral with a five-tier iconostasis, the top row of icons have been preserved.

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is located between the Tsaritsa's Chambers of the left and the Palace of Tsar Alexis on the right. The Tsaritsa's Chambers were built in the mid-17th century for the wife of Tsar Alexey - Tsaritsa Maria Ilinichna Miloskavskaya. The design of the building is influenced by the ancient Russian architectural style. Is prettier than the Tsar's chambers opposite, being red in colour with elaborately decorated window frames and entrance.

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At present the Tsaritsa's Chambers houses the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum. Among its displays is an accurate recreation of the interior of a noble lady's chambers including furniture, decorations and a decorated tiled oven, and an exhibition on the history of Zvenigorod and the monastery.

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The Palace of Tsar Alexis was built in the 1650s and is now one of the best surviving examples of non-religious architecture of that era. It was built especially for Tsar Alexis who often visited the monastery on religious pilgrimages. Its most striking feature is its pretty row of nine chimney spouts which resemble towers.

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