Photographer's Note

March 28, 2007
Saint-André-sur-Sèvre 790236 79380
Deux-Sévres Poitou-Charentes
46.783 -0.667 153 m

Castle of "Saint-Mesmin-la-Ville" 14th century.
Keep dating from the 15th century, 28 m high.

Medieval fortress with hexagonal walls flanked by five horseshoe towers, two of which combine to form the gatehouse.The castle has retained a number of features of medieval military architecture evidence of change in battle techniques, loopholes for bows, loopholes for crossbows, machicolations, drawbridge.

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