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Château Garnache

Once one of the most influential fortresses in the Vendée, Château de la Garnache was built around 1045 by the Viscount of Thouars one of the lords of la Garnache. It was seized by Philip Augustine son of Louis VII in 1207, In the 13th century 6 Lords re-built and fortified the castle before the castle and its lands were passed on through inheritance to the families of Belleville, Clisson, Rohan and Rohan-Chabot and by the XV century the Amboise family.
In 1622 King Loiuis XIII ordered its destruction, and it suffered further destruction during the Revolution when it was turned into a stone quarry.
Today you can walk around the ramparts, the two towers, the gardens and a museum which are open to the public during the summer season.

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