A little history of Courbat castle
The current castle houses Le Péchereau city hall. We can visit the inner courtyard and inside, there’s a small exhibitions room.
At first, we’re pretty stunned: the castle was pretty well restored! The blonde stone seems so fresh…
We notice a big tower, like a kind of keep: in fact, it’s the small castle, the entrance.
Look at the walls’ thickness, and the loopholes: the castle used to be a stronghold, in the past!
And here we are in the courtyard. We have moats on one side, the façade on the other side…
Hey, did you see this inscription? Passant à force de les passer, tu y pourrais bien demeurer, which echoes the passage of time: it was a former sun dial, with the date of 1662!
In the beginning of the 17th century, bailiff of Argenton-sur-Creuse, Jean Mauduit, owned the estate: he was the chap who altered the old medieval castle.