White Tower

Issoudun, France

The construction of White Tower (La Tour Blanche) was started by Richard the Lionheart in 1195 and completed 1202. It was built in the middle of the war between Plantagenet and Capetian dynasties but never conquered. Today it is restored and open to the public offering a beautiful panoramic scene over Issoudun and the surrounding countryside.

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Founded: 1195-1202
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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