Completely ignored a long the last 500 years, the Tower-Fortress is one of the most mysterious and original monument of the first renaissance in France. Its powerful Architecture is corresponding to a concept of Leonardo da Vinci. The Tower-Fortress let us with a lot of questions without answers, and is surrounding itself of a mystery that we invite you to discover…

Château - La Tour-Forteresse du Château de Monthoiron - Stéphanie Desroches

The Castle

One found the trace of an oppidum “Monte Aurea” at the 11th century. The lordship of Monthoiron is taking an important regional dimension when the Faimily Turpin de Crissé took possession of it. The Turpin de Crissé & Leonardo Da Vinci: A very old graffiti have been discovered by the historian Nicolas Faucherre and allows …

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Visualisation 3D zoom - La Tour-Forteresse du Château de Monthoiron - Copyright Christian Armbruster

The Tower-Fortress

The Tower-Fortress is one of the most mysterious and original monument of the first Renaissance in France. The architectural concept is from Leonardo da Vinci, which makes it the only witness of the least known facet of the Italian genius: Leonardo, the architect. The tower is a cylinder of 20 meters in diameter and height. Under …

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Parcours d'Énigme - La Tour-Forteresse du Château de Monthoiron - Copyright Agence  Touristique de la Vienne

The Trail

Leonardo has hidden his treasure in Monthoiron… Along a parcours of 20 riddles, the kids* search for the « Leonardo’s Treasure » around the Fortress-Tower of the Monthoiron Castle. The “Da-Vinci Code” for kids! (to see more pictures, click here). At each riddle, the kids are discovering with fun the History of the Castle and …

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Film de Présentation

To look the presentation movie of 2018 (sorry the text is in French), click on the following link: Le Trésor de Léonard – La Tour-Forteresse du Château de Monthoiron – 2018_480  

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La grosse libellule rouge de Monthoiron - Copyright Maé Sibéril2

Les petites bêtes

Cette année, le Château de Monthoiron s’engage ainsi dans la protection des “petites bêtes”, notamment les insectes. Le site en fond de vallée reste préservé et notamment la tonte des espaces de promenade ne se fait pas systématiquement, laissant aux petites bêtes quelques refuges le long de votre visite. Il n’est pas rare de voir la …

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Help us

We are working with two fundations, “la fondation pour les monuments historiques” and “la fondation VMF”. Promises of donations or sponsorship proposals must be submitted by postmail or email at the following adresses: Monsieur C. Armbruster 1, chemin du Château 86210 Monthoiron email:

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