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Castle of Mehun sur Yevre

Following one different with the author of certain cards, which we will not quote, we are obliged to withdraw the whole of the texts and photographs of this monument.

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  1. History of the castle
  2. Photo Gallery

The existence of the place undoubtedly goes up with antiquity, but the still visible vestiges today date essentially from XIIIe and XIVe century. It is between these walls that the king Charles VII died on July 22, 1461. The fortress occupies an impressive headland and dominates the peaceful course of Yèvres. It changed gradually between IXe and XIIe centuries. Undoubtedly under l?impulsion of the powerful family of Courtenay, near to the royal capacity, the castle was rebuilt in first half of XIIIe century according to guns' philippiens into force at that time (simple geometrical plan, here a trapezoid; turns at strongly sloped bases; keep placed at the periphery on the most vulnerable side). It is to the prince of the Lilies Jean de Berry, brother of the king Charles V, whom we owe a complete refitting in full One hundred Year old War (Second XIVe half). The turns and the courtines were equipped with pretty finely worked machicolations and of the buildings with residential vocation transfer the day. The appearance of the weapons with fire led to some light modifications in XVe century. The castle of Mehun is mainly levelled down today. Only survived the main tower (which are visited), about intact, and the tower of the western angle, broken on all its height. The departures of the veins of the vaults and the jambs of chimneys are still very readable on the remainders of the latter.

To notice in the borough:

  • The door of the Clock, old door of the enclosure urban, built in XIVe century and equipped with archères for clamps (triangle at the base), as well as two large pole-axes spared in the vault.
  • The parish church dedicated to Our Lady, essentially of Romance style. It has a splendid turn-porch trônant in front of the nave.
  • The statue of Jeanne d' Arc located on a vast place enters the church and the castle.
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Coordinates of the castle

Castle :

Château de Mehun su Yèvre
18500 Mehun su Yèvre

Tél.: + 33 02 48 57 06 19 ou + 33 02 48 57 00 71
Fax: + 33 02 48 57 30 33
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Proprietor :
City property - Listed monument

Date and schedule from the visits

The castle is open :

- In Mars, April, October the weekend of 14h with 18h
- In May, June, September the Afternoon and weekend of 14h with 18h, closed Mondays
- In July, August of 10h with 12h and 14h with 18h all days.

The castle is closed from November at at the end of February

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