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Avrille is often referred to as the "Carnac of the Vendée" due to the large number of Neolithic remains in the vicinity. There are some100 Menhir and 23 Dolmen that literally litter the area.
Avrille is on the D949 Lucon to Les Sables d'Olonne road and is a quiet country village with its roots firmly planted in history.
Behind the Mairie is France’s tallest Menhir, the "Menhir du camp de Cesar" and this name gives a glimpse of Avrille’s past. The name being derived from the Roman word for owner, and as the village being on the road between the Roman towns of Olonne-sur-mer and Lucon, it extremely likely that there would have been many Roman villas or even a Roman
settlement here.
The Renaissance Chateau de la Guignardiere just outside the village is well preserved and is open to the public with an adventure park with riddle trails for children.

CAIRN (Centre archaeological initiation research Neolithic)
This is a living museum, it is fun and educational and invites the visitor venture 5,000 years back in time and explore its prehistory putting one in the shoes of a prehistoric man. It allows one to experience a time of fire without matches, to participate in interactive workshops, demonstrations of hunting and flint knapping, and to visit the reconstruction of a house and a prehistoric dolmen.
Animaux de la Ferme. Just one kilometre from the town this 10 hectare country park has over 500 animals that will entertain children and adults alike.

Dolmen de la Frebouchere.  This is the largest prehistoric burial chamber in the Vendée near the village of Le Bernard some 6 kilomters from Avrille. The sheer size of this Neolithic monument is sure to impress.

Restaurants; Hotel du Lion d'Or. 39.Ave General de Gauille. Tel.02 51 22 32 12.
Port St.Jean. 14, General de Gauille. Tel.02 51 61 94.
L'Assiette.  16,Ave de Lattre de Tassigny.  Tel. 02 51 22 36 30.

CampingLe Domaine des Forges. Rue des Forges,  Avrillé,    Phone: 02 51 22 38 85
St Hilaire la Foret. Camping les Batardieres. Tel. 02 51 33 33 85
Camping la Grand'metaires. 8, Rue Vineuse en Plaine. Tel 02 51 33 32 38

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