Beauville – the Church Bell Tower


Beauville - Church Tower


Beauville is a small village in Lot-et-Garonne.

While the St-Jacques Church dates from the 13th Century, its bell tower is more recent (16th Century). As it wasn’t uncommon in the area and at the time, its function was obviously religious, but also military, as it was also a defense tower to help protect the city.

It hasn’t changed much since that picture was taken about a century ago, as you can see there.



About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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