Mélusine strikes again... this time in Vouvant!

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Vouvant Mélusine tower Fortification Tower Legend

This 4 storeys' tower dates back to 1242, small vestige of the old castle put up by Hugues II de Lusignan, nicknamed the Beloved. Do you know where this Mélusine name comes from? Well, Lusignan family was absolutely convinced they were descendant of the famous Mélusine fairy! Maybe you'll hear her too, at the top of the high crenel embrasures...

Overlooking the city, the fortress was surrounded by a triple wall flanked by crenelated towers and deep ditches. Inside, there was a farmyard with stables, several wells, a pond and service buildings.

In the middle, there was the keep, sitting on a sod. The proud fortress was demolished by order of King Henri III, except the Mélusine tower...


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