The Argenton Tower
This powerful tower, which has three semi-buried levels, was designed to withstand the new weapons of powder artillery of the late 15th century.
The small cannons on its summit terrace, on the same level as the castle courtyard, are originals from the end of the 16th century. From this terrace, you can see the re-creation of a wooden construction crane from the end of the 12th century installed on the Fort du Coudray.
The Argenton Tower owes its name to Philippe de Commynes, lord of Argenton, who was probably the one who initiated its construction. This captain of the royal fortress of Chinon (from 1472 to 1477), is also a famous diplomat of the end of the 15th century and the adviser of the king of France Louis XI, whose biography he wrote.