Mehun-sur-Yèvre on the road to Joan of Arc!
Take advantage of your stay in the Berry region at the Hotel Continental to discover Mehun-sur-Yèvre, known as one of the most beautiful detours in France.
The town developed around the castle and court of King Charles in the 15th century. After a period of decline, the city regained its prosperity in the 19th century with the development of the porcelain industry. The town is best known and visited for the remains of its medieval castle.
Dating from the 12th to 14th centuries, the keep and a second tower are the main remaining parts of the original structure, and the part open to visitors. It was here, at the castle of Mehun-sur-Yèvre, that King Charles VII (who, together with Joan of Arc, put an end to the Hundred Years' War) died on 22 July 1461, and that is why Mehun-sur-Yèvre is known as the town of Charles VII.
The keep houses a museum dedicated to Charles VII, which displays interesting objects from the medieval period, when the castle and the town were the most important, as well as objects from earlier periods discovered during archaeological excavations.