A fortress and a stately home!
The castle of Saint-Mesmin, a fortress of the Middle Ages classified Historical Monument since 1993.
Rebuilt around 1370 by Pierre de Montfaucon, knight and lord of Saint-Mesmin, it was the subject of important fortification works late fourteenth century.
It has the charm of a small military fortress allied to the growing comfort of the end of the Middle Ages. 28 m high dungeon crowned with machicolation, gunboats, drawbridge and vestiges of the hoardings testify to the military architecture of this fortress erected during the Hundred Years War.
Received in March 2014, the top tourism "tourism and disability" from the ADT of Deux Sèvres and the New Republic