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This feodal tower, dating from the tenth century and called "Shoulder Gallardon" is the ruin of an ancient tower of the twelfth century. It measures 38.50 meters, high for inside diameter of 9 m and 18 m outside. It formed a strategic point in the center of 14 hills overlooking 7 fertile valleys. This tower severely damaged in 1421, is the remains of a castle, built in the tenth century, which was destroyed by Dunois, companion of Joan of Arc in 1443 to expel the British under the command of the Dauphin, Charles VII. Gallardon was regarded at the time as a stronghold coveted belligerents of the Hundred Years War.

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Tanks to Pierre Langlois for making me discover this city

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Copyright Didi MASSOUD April 2014

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