Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The Pont de la Tournelle replaced a wooden bridge constructed in 1370 whose complicated name, "Pont de fust de l'isle Notre-Dame et Saint-Bernard" did little to make it popular. Washed away by a flood, it was finally replaced by a stone construction in 1656. La Tournelle (for turret) was a small fortress that was well known among Parisians since it served as a "comfortable" prison reserved for galley slaves, thanks to the caring priest Saint-Vincent-de-Paul. Public charity thus supported these galley slaves! However, on September 3, 1792, the prisons 63 convicts were butchered by drunken patriots worked up to a frenzy by the diatribes of Marat, and who had no doubt mistaken the convicts for dangerous counter-revolutionaries.