The Prison Tower Museum and its Undergrounds

1. Museum of the Prisoner Tower, courtyard side - © Ville de Cusset   2. Museum of the Prisoner Tower, covered way - © Ville de Cusset   3. Underground, Porte Saint-Antoine - © Frédéric LIEVRE  

Guardian of the history of Cusset, the museum of the Prisoner Tower offers, through the diversity of its collections, to discover the history and the urban development of the City. This Site Museum offers a special setting for visits since it is deployed within the very last artillery tower from the fortifications built in the 15th century, on the orders of Louis XI. To complete this immersion in the Middle Ages, the museum offers guided tours of the famous underground passages, other witnesses of the splendours of the 15th century which forever marked the history of Cusset.

Guided tours of the underground passages departing from the museum every hour according to opening hours (duration: 1 hour).


In the light of another world

Head to the 1st floor of the Prisoner Tower to discover an exhibition of photographs between land and sea. A heritage “captured” by the lens of Dimitri de Larocque Latour offering a poetic and legendary journey almost personified…

This new exhibition invites you to a most surprising dreamlike escapade.

from june 01, 2024 to september 29, 2024

Useful information :

Days and times :
Open from May 1 to September 30:
- In May, June and September, only on weekends, bridges and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- In July and August, every day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Guided tours of the underground passages every hour according to the opening hours of the museum (departure from the museum).
- Possibilities of off-season visits, only by reservation, for groups.

Address :
Musée de la Tour Prisonnière
Rue des Fossés de la Tour Prisonnière
03300 CUSSET
Phone number :
04 70 96 29 17

E-mail address :

Website :

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.13196
longitude : 3.45650