The remains of Fontenay’s fortified castle
With 4 entrances, you have several options to go to the Baron Park. Pick one among the Genève Street, the Pinier Street, Emile Boutin Street, or Mouillebert no-through road.
Let’s talk about the history of the park.
In the 11th century, there was a castle on a rocky escarpment that overlooked the river Vendée. It had 6 towers linked by a curtain wall. In the 13th century, fortified walls were added to surround the upper city. Unfortunately, it was damaged quite badly at the end of the Middle Age and destroyed during the French Revolution.