The medieval city
The medieval city is at the heart of many episodes in the history of France: invasion of the Visigoths arrested by Clovis (Vth), Arabs and epic of Charles Martel (VIIIth), of the Normans (IXth).
La Roche-Posay experienced its heyday during the Hundred Years War. In 1356 the King of France Jean II le Bon offered the fortress of La Roche-Posay to the English, but that was without counting on Kerlouët, a lieutenant from Du Guesclin who took over the city in 1369. He was then appointed governor of La Roche -Posay.
The medieval city still evokes this historic past today through the remains of the old citadel.