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Situated on the banks of the Sevre Nantaise River in the Haut Bocage on the boundary with the Deux Sevre Department, this pretty village is 14 kilometers from Les Herbiers on the D11.
The steep narrow streets of this granite built village were in days gone
by the home to a thriving weaving industry. The "maison de Tisserands"
has an exhibition of life in a weavers cottage,
Water played an important role not only in the weaving trade but also
for making paper and flour. There are over 50 sources of water in the
village and a walk around the well sign posted "route des fountaines"
takes in many of them including the Lavoir.
The 8 arches of the bridge which crosses the Sevre Nantaise and the
adjoining meadow is a spectacular backdrop to both the picturesque river
and the mills that border the river. The Romans had constructed a
bridge here on an important route from Nantes to Poitier and there are
still traces of this paved road to be found today.
In the 10th Century a fortified castle was built by les Vicomte de
Thousars for the defense of the boundaries of the Duche du Poitou. By
the 11th century it had become the most important fortress on the
borders of the Sevre. It was taken by the English during the 100 years
war and retaken by Du Greslin of Clisson.
Today this charming village, regardless of what season you visit, will
enchant you with its beauty and the many artist that frequent it's
streets only adds to its charm.
Taxis; Stehane Taxi 2 rue du Puits Mallièvre 85590 Tel: 06.80.15.65.98
Photo gallery of Mallievre
Valley de Poupet. A beautiful stretch of the River Sevre Nantais just north of the Village.
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