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Loudun

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Loudun - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne
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The key monument to be seen in Loudun is the 11th-century Tour Carrée tower, the remains of a fortress. From the top, 31 metres above ground, there is a beautiful panoramic view over the rooftops and the surrounding countryside. At the foot of the tower lies a charming medieval-inspired garden. The visit of the historic centre of Loudun continues with its numerous white tufa stone residences and mansions. The Sainte-Croix collegiate church is a Romanesque building home to frescoes dating from the 14th century. This building of the 12th century regularly hosts art exhibitions and concerts.

The Théophraste Renaudot museum, housed in the birth house of the inventor of the first printed newspaper in France, is home to old furniture, documents, newspapers, antique printing presses, as well as reconstructions using waxwork figures.

The Charbonneau Lassay museum, located in a 18th-century mansion, exhibits objects, clothes and weapons of Loudun.

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Loudun

Around the fortified hill especially under Philip Augustus extends a city which has developed a prestigious civil and religious heritage. At the crossroads of Poitou, Anjou and Touraine, styles mingle at leisure, tufa shines in all its splendor, slates and Roman tiles up an amazing patchwork. The medieval city retains its natural and architectural treasures in the restaurant and transforming them into cultural venues including the Collegiate Holy Cross, where was sentenced Urbain Grandier.

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Porte du Martray (© Visually)
Porte du Martray (© Visually)
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Garden of medieval inspiration in June
Garden of medieval inspiration in June
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Square Tower
Square Tower
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Loudun Charbonneau-Lassay Museum
Loudun Charbonneau-Lassay Museum
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Holy Cross Collegiate
Holy Cross Collegiate
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Museum Charbonneau-Lassay: Indoor
Museum Charbonneau-Lassay: Indoor
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Kitchen - Renaudot Museum
Kitchen - Renaudot Museum
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Engine Room - Renaudot Museum
Engine Room - Renaudot Museum
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inside the Holy Cross college
inside the Holy Cross college
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St Hilaire du Martray Church
St Hilaire du Martray Church
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Échevinage
Échevinage
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Loudun Aquarium
Loudun Aquarium
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Overview of Loudun
Overview of Loudun
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Loudun Tourist Office
Loudun Tourist Office
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Portal of the church of St. Peter Loudun to market
Portal of the church of St. Peter Loudun to market
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medieval-style garden
medieval-style garden
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Tourism logo Loudunais
Tourism logo Loudunais
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