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Le Boupère is 7 kilometres west of Pouzauges on the boundary between the Bas and Haut Bocage, and it is a quiet town of narrow streets built around its medieval Church.
The church, which was built in the 12th century, was fortified during
the 15th century and from the front looks to all intents and purposes
like a castle. The fortifications were deemed necessary to protect the
inhabitants of the town from attack.
The church was built in 3 stages; the first in the 12th century in the
shape of a Latin cross with a semi-circular choir, was in the Roman
style. The second stage was an addition at the end of the 14th century
and the beginning of the 15th century in the middle of the 100 years War
1337-1458 when the fortifications were added to protect the populace,
fortunately however it seems that they were never tested.
The third stage was an addition in the 19th century to the north transit
and reconstruction of the choir in which took place in 1867 and then in
1890, when the south transit was enlarged.
The L'oculus (a round window in the facade) had new stained glass windows added in 1926.
Restaurants in and around Le Boupère;
Hotel des Trois Piliers. 1, rue General de Gaulle. Tel. 02 51 91 41 87.
Moulin de la Faubretiere, la Faubretiere. Tel.02 51 91 48 14
See also Restaurants Pouzauges
Taxis; Blanchard et Compagnie. 15, rue Eugene Charrier. Tel.02 51 91 44 15.
Taxis Bouperien. 11, rue Commdt Joseph Grelet. Tel. 02 51 67 52 99.
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