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The Saint-Nicolas tower
The first medieval settlement in Villarceaux (12th century) was probably just a simple wooden construction, a garrison post of which no trace remain today. It was during the Hundred Years’ War that a real stone castle was built. Only the outbuildings of the castle and the Saint-Nicolas tower, also known as the convicts’ tower because it was the seat of the seigniorial prison, have survived till this day. Its roof has been completely redone and its 15th-century vault can be seen. It housed a dovecote with over 300 ‘boulins’ (nests). A chapel was dedicated to St Nicholas. In the basement, the drinking water spring still flows today.
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