The Tour Mélusine is the keep of a former castle in the commune of Vouvant in the département of Vendée in France.
1 History 2 Architecture 3 See also 4 Notes and references 5 External links
History The 15th century watch tower is all that remains of the ancient castle of the Lords of Lusignan, dating from 1242. There is evidence of the early 13th century enceinte. The view from the summit is superb. Like all of the Lusignan's castles, legend holds that it was built in a single night by the fairy Melusine "de trois dornées de pierres et d'une goulée d'Eve". The tower has been classed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1927. Architecture The interior comprises vaulted rooms. See also
List of castles in France
Notes and references
^ a b c Ministry of Culture: Enceinte fortifiée (in French) ^ Vouvant website: Légende de Mélusine (in French)
(in French) Ministry of Culture listing for Tour Mélusine Ministry of Culture photos
Coordinates: 46°34′25″N 0°46′20″W / 46.573701°N 0.772196°W / 46