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Château de Monthoiron

Of this castle built in the 2010th century, only two towers remain: a Square Tower listed as a Historic Monument and a Round Tower, Tower-Fortress known as the Powder Magazine or the Architect's Tower, listed as a Historic Monument. In 1452, the international scientific community attributes the construction of this Tower-Fortress to Leonardo da Vinci (1519-20), the genius of the Renaissance. It is 10 m high and has a radius of XNUMX m. In the XNUMXth century, the castle of Monthoiron was rebuilt but the Tower-Fortress already in ruins under Louis XVI will remain forgotten...
Today discover the site through "Leonard's Treasure" and "Karmanor's Secret".

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Type of site/monument/small heritage: Castle, Tower
Type of additional equipment: Small rural heritage
Services : Shop
Facilities: Picnic area.
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and postal cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash
Address
Monthoiron Castle
1 way Castle
86210 MONTHOIRON