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Tour Mélusine

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Tour Mélusine
Place du Bail
85120 - Vouvant
Included in La Rochelle Ocean Pass
The Mélusine Tower, the last vestige of the Lusignan castle, stands 36 meters high, offering you an exceptional panoramic view of the medieval town of Vouvant and the largest forest in the Vendée (Mervent-Vouvant).
To visit the interior of the tower, go to the Tourist Information Office of Vouvant and get the precious sesame (key rental).
You enter a monument which according to the legend would have been built by the fairy Mélusine. She would have built it in one night of "three dornées of stones and a gulp of Eve", in other words "three aprons filled with stones and a gulp of water".

Historically dating from 1242, the shape of the circular tower is an architectural exception for its time. Discover inside, 2 vaulted rooms in cupola and enjoy at the top of the tower an incredible panoramic view on the medieval city, the river La Mère and the beginning of the forest!
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From 05/04 to 03/07/2022
Adult: 2 €
Child: 1 €.

From 04/07 to 04/09/2022
Adult: 2 €
Child: 1 €.

From 05/09 to 02/10/2022
Adult: 2 €
Child: 1 €.

From 03/10 to 06/11/2022
Adult: 2 €
Child: 1 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.