The town seen from the tower
|Intercommunality||Val de Drôme|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Hervé Mariton|
|23.38 km2 (9.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||166–463 m (545–1,519 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Its inhabitants are called Crestois.
- The Tour de Crest, one of the highest medieval keeps in France - 52 m. Its height dominates the town. The tower was part of a castle which guarded one of the entrances to the Pre-Alps in Drôme. The site offers a large panoramic view.
There are various exhibitions in the castle plus information about the Tour's past including the fact that it has served as a prison in the past.
The Tour holds two spectacular carved wooden doors one of which is believed to depict the original castle.
- Saint-Sauveur Church
- Monument to the resistance to the coup d'état of 2 December 1851 in Provence.
There is an artisanal chocolate manufacturer in the town with a chocolate museum attached. The museum has a model of the tour in chocolate and various scenes in the history of chocolate also created in chocolate.
The town is still substantially medieval with steep narrow lanes leading up to the Tour.
Crest is twinned with:
- Nidda in Germany and
- Ponte San Nicolò in Italy.
A twinning agreement has also been signed with the Slovenian town of Medvode.
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