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Château la Citardiere  Les Quillieres, Mervent

This 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 water.
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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