Medieval Keep Built By A Fairy In The Night
What is clear, however, is that there is tangible history associated with medieval legend. Take for example, the Melusine Tower - a medieval castle keep in Vouvant in the Vendee SW France. According to local legend, it was built by the fairy Melusine in a single night. In actual fact (and that's all historians can talk about!) it was built by the powerful Lusignan family - heirs to the realm of Guy de Lusignan who was a medieval knight and fought at the side of Richard The Lionheart.
We were lucky enough to visit Vouvant and here are 2 video clips of footage we took ...
Melusine Tower, Castle Keep
This clip is a distance shot showing the tower in its context within the village
Melusine Tower and medieval curtain wall
This clip is a close up and pans across the medieval curtain wall showing its height above the village.
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