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A little history of the Clock gate in Mehun-sur-Yèvre

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Fortification Mehun-sur-Yèvre Clock gate

It dates back to the 13th century: it’s the only gate remaining from Mehun’s former ramparts.

Whoa, what a gate! Looking like the one we saw in Dun-sur-Auron or in Déols, both in Central France!

This one has a quadrangular shape, with two circular towers on each side, crowned by a roof made of chestnut wood shingles.

This gate is pretty massive: Mehun was a very important city, in the 13th and 14th century. It became very prosperous…

By the way, why did they call it ″Clock gate″ (porte de l’Horloge in French)? Because of that big bell given by duke of Berry in the 14th century.

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