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Built in the twelfth century to the probable location of the original castle of the Counts of Millau, the medieval keep or square tower, ensuring the safety of the fortified its southwest corner. Private property in the thirteenth century, it will be bought by the consuls of Millau in 1613 to serve as the basis for the octagonal tower to house the communal drone. Thus was born the Belfry. The Square Tower will be the prison of the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century, especially during the revolutionary period.
The building is currently deprived of his arrow, set on fire by lightning July 29, 1811. This was the total height of 52 meters at all. You can access the lower deck, located 42 meters high. What can admire an overview of the town of Millau, the Causses and the Millau Viaduct.
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