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Place Salinis
32000 AUCH

Phone : +33 (0)5 62 05 22 89

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To the southwest of the cathedral, Armagnac tower overlooks the city from forty metres above. Built to serve as a prison in the 14th century, the tower has gone through a number of uses: as a symbol of the judicial responsibilities of the medieval archbishop, a depository for chapter archives under the Ancien Régime, and a prison during the Gers Terreur and after the coup d'état of 2 December 1851.

Place Salinis, where the tower stands, is named for the 19th-century archbishop who, alongside the prefect Féart, took the decision to demolish the former canons cloister and lodgings, as well as the adjacent houses, to create a green area filled with nettle trees opening onto the Gers Valley.

A conversion project on the lower levels of Armagnac tower will soon enhance the beauty of the cathedral just off the monumental staircase.

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