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The medieval castle’s last vestige
During the Hundred Years’ War, in order to defend the kingdom of France against the advance of the English, the wooden castle of Villarceaux was succeeded by a real stone fortress. Its square enclosure was flanked by four towers and a wide walkway on the ramparts. The only vestige of this period, the Saint-Nicolas tower, was completely restored about ten years ago. In the 15th century, the upper part of the tower housed a dovecote with 300 ‘boulins’ (nests), and an oratory dedicated to St Nicolas. In the cellar, a fresh water source provided the castle with plenty of water, which came in very handy during a siege.
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