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Maupas castle and the legend of the crusader

The round tower | / CC-BY-NC-SA
Castle Crusades Legend Maupas castle

Once upon a time Maupas

We don’t know when the castle was founded. Only certainty: it was raised on Gallo-Roman foundations. We only know it belonged to Henri III de Sully at the end of the 13th century.

Then, the fief fell to the Dumesnil-Simon in the 15th century. Jean Dumesnil-Simon, king Louis XI’s chamberlain, seneschal of Limousin and bailiff of Berry, completely restored the old castle.

The angel saved the Crusader

Hey, wait! The local legend says an ancestor, a Norman lord who went to the Crusade, was taken prisoner in the Holy Land. The knight slowly faded away, but…

An angel came every day to bring him food! Our man was saved! Back in Central France, he raised the round tower, the spiting image of the tower where he was locked in Palestine!

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