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Château la Citardiere Les Quillieres, Mervent
Renaissance castle was built around 1625 for Jacques de Morienne a tax
collector from Fontenay le Comte. It was built on the foundations of a
previous 15th century castle. As you would expect there is a drawbridge
over the moat which is one of only 3 in the Vendée to be filled with
This squared castle with short squared towers has gargoyles imitating canons from which spout the rain water.
Inside the drawbridge is a large courtyard which is grassed over and
around the sides are the halls, one or two of which you can go inside
and admire their vaulted ceilings.
The ground floor of part of one building houses a very nice Creperie and
during the summer tables are placed outside to allow diners to take in
the beautiful courtyard and buildings and enjoy al fresco dining.
Concerts and other cultural events also take place during the season.
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