Tour Saint-Martin (Molondin)

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Tour Saint-Martin
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Basic data
Place: Molondine
Canton: Vaud
Country: Switzerland
Altitude : 619  m
Coordinates: 46 ° 46 '31.4 "  N , 6 ° 45' 32.9"  E ; CH1903:  548105  /  180695
Use: Observation tower
Accessibility: Observation tower open to the public
Tower data
Construction time : 1240
Client : Lords of
Building material : Bricked up
Total height : 22  m
Viewing platform: 20  m
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Tour Saint-Martin (Canton of Vaud)
Tour Saint-Martin
Tour Saint-Martin
Localization of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland

The Tour Saint-Martin is a lookout tower at 619  m above sea level. M. in the municipality of Molondin in the Swiss canton of Vaud .


The building, erected in 1240 as a defense tower , is 22 meters high and, along with some remains of the fortress wall, is the only evidence of a town that was important in the Middle Ages.

105 steps lead to the viewing platform at a height of 20 meters. From the platform there is a view of the surrounding villages and the Jura .

The tower has been a listed building since 1911 and was restored in 1965.

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360 ° panorama from the Tour Saint-Martin