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Coulonges, a Defensive Fortress

A miraculously conserved fortified castle in the Périgord

It was through the sound of the olifant or by smoke signals that the Lordship of Montignac was alerted of the arrival of enemy troops in less than a quarter of an hour, thanks to the protective belt formed by Coulonges Castle connected to a circle of watchtowers. At the initiative of the medieval researcher Bernard Fournioux, exercises conducted by the Army confirmed the effectiveness of this ingenious defensive system from the Early Middle Ages.