Tour Mélusine

La Tour Mélusine, ultime vestige du château fort des Lusignan, se dresse à 36 mètres de hauteur, vous offrant une vue panoramique exceptionnelle sur la cité médiévale de Vouvant et le plus grand massif forestier de Vendée (Mervent-Vouvant).

€2.00 €1.00 Free with the Pass!


Place du Bail
85120 Vouvant

02 51 00 86 80

To visit the interior of the tower, go to the Tourist Information Office of Vouvant and get the precious sesame (key rental).
You enter a monument which according to the legend would have been built by the fairy Mélusine. She would have built it in one night of "three dornées of stones and a gulp of Eve", in other words "three aprons filled with stones and a gulp of water".

Historically dating from 1242, the shape of the circular tower is an architectural exception for its time. Discover inside, 2 vaulted rooms in cupola and enjoy at the top of the tower an incredible panoramic view on the medieval city, the river La Mère and the beginning of the forest!

Opening period

From 05/04 to 03/07/2022 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 04/07 to 04/09/2022, daily between 10 am and 6.30 pm.

From 05/09 to 02/10/2022 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 03/10 to 06/11/2022 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Spoken languages

English, French