Issoudun has a long history, with evidence of settlement since at least 2000 BC. By the Middle Ages it was the second largest town in the Berry and one of the stages on the Pilgrim Route from Vézelay to Santiago. It was the end of a long day and the light was fading, but I did my best!
The Church of St Cyr was started in the 15C and completed in the 19C
The Belfry used to be the main entrance into the fortress and still lead into the old, fortified part of the town. In WWI the tower was used as a prison. In the 12C Issoudun was on the borders of English Plantagenet territory and the Kingdom of France and often under attack. The Tour Blanche is a donjon from the 12C, built by Richard the Lionheart.
The Hotel de Ville opposite La Tour Blanche dates from 1731, with a modern addition and an installation of mirrors.
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Photographs of Issoudun
A brief history of Issoudun
I am trying to track down the Courtaudon family in Issoudon, Francoise who died in Paris 14 in 2001 and her brother Jean who died in Issoudon in Aug 2020. I was a great friend of Francoise and was sad to hear she had died at only 48. How would I get more information?
I am sorry to hear of your sad quest. Have you contacted the local Mairie? They are usually very helpful