Ourouer Tower

Ourouer Tower, locally known as Donjon de Ourouer, lies south of the village of Ourouer-les-Bourdelins, in the Cher department in France.

Ourouer Tower was built during the 13th century by the knight Jean Troussebois, Lord of Charentonnay through his marriage with Isabelle de Charenton. It is a keep that was originally square in shape and part of a larger fortified complex. It was modified during the 15th or 16th century when it was the center of a prosperous estate.

During the French Revolution, at the end of the 18th century, it was confiscated and sold. The estate was parceled up and most of the building were demolished or transformed for agricultural use. Only the keep survived as a residence.

At present Ourouer Tower is private property and can thus not be visited. It is however nicely visible from the nearby road.


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Ourouer Tower

Ourouer Tower, locally known as Donjon de Ourouer, lies south of the village of Ourouer-les-Bourdelins, in the Cher department in France.

Ourouer Tower was built during the 13th century by the knight Jean Troussebois, Lord of Charentonnay through his marriage with Isabelle de Charenton. It is a keep that was originally square in shape and part of a larger fortified complex. It was modified during the 15th or 16th century when it was the center of a prosperous estate.

During the French Revolution, at the end of the 18th century, it was confiscated and sold. The estate was parceled up and most of the building were demolished or transformed for agricultural use. Only the keep survived as a residence.

At present Ourouer Tower is private property and can thus not be visited. It is however nicely visible from the nearby road.


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