The Info List - Tour Mélusine

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The Tour Mélusine is the keep of a former castle in the commune of Vouvant in the département of Vendée in France.[1]


1 History 2 Architecture 3 See also 4 Notes and references 5 External links

History[edit] 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.[1] 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".[2] The tower has been classed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1927.[1] Architecture[edit] The interior comprises vaulted rooms. See also[edit]

List of castles in France

Notes and references[edit]

^ a b c Ministry of Culture: Enceinte fortifiée (in French) ^ Vouvant website: Légende de Mélusine (in French)

External links[edit]

(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