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Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher

Hikes & walks in Mennetou-sur-Cher

Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher - Hikes & walks in Mennetou-sur-Cher
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Throughout the year, Mennetou-sur-Cher Tourist Office organises guided tours of the medieval town (information on 02 54 98 12 29). By day and by night, for young and old, discover the history of France and have fun. The visit lasts about two hours and is quite physical because you will be passing through the major periods of history (12th, 13th and 14th centuries), meeting some leading figures (Eleanor of Aquitaine, Philip Augustus, Richard Lionheart, the Black Prince, etc.) as well as some more minor players (Geoffrey of Vierzon, Hervé II of Vierzon, Hersende de Lignières, etc.). You will visit the winding streets and the spiral staircases, read on the walls, and share in the daily life of a wine-making village in the Middle Ages!

Description sheet

DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
Departure municipalityMennetou-sur-Cher
Outing typeVillage visit
DifficultyEasy
Duration2h00
Recommended periodfrom march to december
EnvironmentUrban
Kilometres1.9 mi

Access

From the centre, make your way via Porte d'En Bas gate to Mennetou-sur-Cher Tourist Office on 21 Grande Rue.

Itinerary

Depart from the Grange aux Dîmes, and descend via Place d'Armes and Porte d'En Bas gate. Rue Basse leads to a 15th century house. Along Rue de l'Enfer, arrive at the Courthouse and pass the 16th century house and Porte Nord gate, the house of François I and cross the Brèche Charles Martel to the northern tower and climb to the summit to enjoy the incredible view over the village. Descend along Rue des Fossés via Porte Bonne Nouvelle gate and arrive at the priory, then take Rue du Pressoir back to Place de l'Église.

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