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Château d'Harcourt - Chauvigny

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Situated in the heart of the medieval city, it was built towards the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century and is the best preserved of Chauvigny's five châteaux. Almost rectangular in shape, it has high castellated curtain walls flanked by solid cylindrical turrets. The entrance to the château has no draw-bridge but was defended by a portcullis and deadly murder hole. The rectangular dungeon with its flat buttresses, was modified during the 14th century. There is a vaulted prison on the ground floor, whose doors, when open, block those of the dungeon. From the donjon, the renovated logis now displays the exposition rooms. Many cultural events take place throughout the medieval town in July. The Géants du Ciel free-flying bird show takes place in the ruined Bishops' castle from mid-March to mid-November. You can also discover Chauvigny by rail-bike!

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