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Historical sites and monuments

Tour de César et ensemble castral

CHATILLON-SUR-INDRE
from 1€
Description

The Châtillon-sur-Indre keep is one of the last vestiges of a mighty fortified castle built on the orders of Henry II Plantagenet around 1150. It took 10 years to build the tower, reaching 30 m high. This keep is representative of medieval military architecture and is considered to be the oldest cylindrical, vaulted and enclosed keep in France. The strategic location was at the boundary of the Angevin Empire, hence the need to control the borders through mighty fortified towns. The top of the keep affords exceptional views over the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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Cité médiévale et son donjon

5 Place du Vieux Château
36700 CHATILLON-SUR-INDRE
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Cité médiévale et son donjon
Cité médiévale et son donjon
Cité médiévale et son donjon
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Access
From 03 January to 31 December
Full adult price
Accès au donjon min : 1€
Child rate
Accès au donjon
Theme(s) of the site
  • Keep
  • Fortifications and ramparts
Activities
  • Temporary exhibitions
Equipments
  • Parking
  • Wifi
Services
  • Shop
  • Bicycle hire
Payment method
  • Carte bleue
  • Cash
Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Miscellaneous
  • Groups accepted : Yes
Visits
  • Individual visit : yes
  • Average duration : 00:30
  • Language(s) of visit : French, English
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