Philip the Good Tower, Dijon, France.

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Tour Philippe le Bon


Adjacent to the ducal palace, this 46m-high, mid-15th-century tower affords fantastic views over the city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mont Blanc. Dijon's tourist office handles reservations.

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