Le Grand Pressigny

On the summit of a hill dominating the district standing on a low motte is a 30' square keep 82' high.  The lower 2 floors are vaulted, but the upper 2 had wooden floors, while t
he entrance was on the first floor.  The keep is similar to others in the region, viz. La Roche-Posay, Loudun and Moncontour, while other such pilaster buttressed keeps exist much father afield, viz. Montricoux in the south.  Two sides of the keep collapsed in 1988. 

The keep is surrounded by a curtain with round towers and a twin D-shaped gatehouse.  There is a second keep of the fifteenth century towards the NE of the enceinte called the Tour Vironne.  The castle now houses a prehistory museum.

Why not join me here and at other French castles?  Information on this and other tours can be found at Scholarly Sojourns.


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