Medieval-inspired garden

This medieval-inspired garden, laid out at the foot of the Tour Carrée, features the medicinal plants that make up the famous “Polychreston”, a medicine conceived in 1619 by Théophraste Renaudot, but also other plants, such as condiments used in cooking: woven chestnut squares, pergolas and wooden arches provide the backdrop to this garden, which also features fruit trees. This tour takes you into a world of scents and pleasant, diverse sensations.

Open in summer
Free admission

The Square Tower

Today, it’s the only remaining element of the fortress dismantled under Louis XIII, who wanted to suppress a Protestant stronghold.

It’s the highest point on the hill in Loudun, making it a Romanesque tower built at the instigation of the Counts of Anjou.

Closed in winter. Health pass required