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Issoudun

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

Issoudun - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre
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Issoudun has preserved several monuments testifying to its rich past as a fortified town in the Middle Ages, a royal town from 1240 and for years an important fair and market town.

The emblematic White Tower (Tour Blanche), built in the 12th century at the request of Richard the Lionheart, watches majestically over Issoudun's rooftops 27 metres above the town. Boasting a beautiful view of the town and its surroundings, this medieval keep today houses an exhibition about its history and associated legendary figures.

Among Issoudun's other attractions are a 12th-century belfry, the Gothic Saint-Cyr church with a stunning 15th-century stained-glass window, a rampart walk, the town hall gardens at the foot of the White Tower and the pleasant François Mitterrand park situated on either side of the Théols river.

Also worth a visit is the old hospital (Hôtel-Dieu), home to the Saint-Roch Hospice museum which contains a stunning, carved tree of Jesse, archaeological, sculpture and non-European art collections and a 17th-century apothecary, and puts on exhibitions of contemporary art.

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Issoudun

Issoudun, the heart of Berry on the move!

Things to see and do

Visit the White Tower, the old streets of Issoudun with its landscaped green spaces and the Hospice Saint Roch museum.

Ask for "The keys to the city" at the Tourist Office. This free document offers you a historical route through the old town.

Discover the flavors of the land at the gourmet restaurant located in the city center of Issoudun which will take you in the footsteps of Balzac.

Champs-Fort pony-club equestrian center.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Every Ascension weekend, the Issoudun Tourist Office organizes the White Tower Festival, a street arts festival. During these few days of festivities, the city welcomes companies of all kinds of artists: acrobatics, humor, theater, concert... and fireworks. All shows are completely free. Information at the Tourist Office of Issoudun on +33 2 54 21 74 02 or at tourisme@issoudun.fr

Exhibition of Marinette Cueco - Plant Hypotheses
Improv show by the Lucarnautes Troupe

Photos

Tour Blanche
Tour Blanche
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Parc des sculptures
Parc des sculptures
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Tour Blanche
Tour Blanche
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Parc des sculptures
Parc des sculptures
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Fêtes de la Tour Blanche - Electric fanfare
Fêtes de la Tour Blanche - Electric fanfare
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Parc des sculptures
Parc des sculptures
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Fêtes de la Tour Blanche - Suspended dream
Fêtes de la Tour Blanche - Suspended dream
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Festivals of the White Tower - Ultraviolet
Festivals of the White Tower - Ultraviolet
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Festivals of the White Tower - Carrousel des moutons
Festivals of the White Tower - Carrousel des moutons
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Parc des sculptures
Parc des sculptures
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Beffroi
Beffroi
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Saint-Cyr Church
Saint-Cyr Church
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Near Issoudun, visit the town of Valentine's lovers and its famous restaurant "Au 14 February", the castle of Bouges, the vineyards of Reuilly, the circus museum in Vatan, and the horse and horse pole. donkey in Lignières (in the department of Cher).

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