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Overlooking the River Sevre Nantaise from its hilltop position this town was famous for its weavers and Uranium which is mined nearby.The 14th -15th century castle, most of which was destroyed on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu in 1626, though the treasure tower still dominates the surrounding area was built,or so it is said, by the brother of William the Conqueror.
The church built in Romanesque style in the 12th century had the vaultings and side aisles restored in the 15th century with the bell tower being added in the 19th century.

The station at Mortagne is home to the Vendee's only steam railway. The Chemin de Fer takes you on a journey through the beautiful countryside of the Haut Bocage.

The River Sevre Nantaise offers some of the most picturesque scenery of the Vendee, it is also home to many watermills that powered the weaving, paper-making, tanning and foulon(woolen) trades that flourished here in the past.
It is an area suited to those who like to see the countryside by walking or cycling.

Restaurants in Mortagne-sur-Sevre:

Auberge de L'ile. L'ile de Rochard. Tel. 02 51 65 08 45.

Auberge de Jousseaume. Route Jousseaume. Te. 02 51 65 11 48.

Le Douceur desArcades. Route St.Aubin des Ormeaux. Tel 02 51 65 01 05.

Le P'tit Vendeen. Place Hullin, Tel 02 51 63 02 31.

Mauritalia Pizzeria. 6, route Cholet.  Tel. 02 51 65 19 09.

La Taverne. 4, Place Doctor Pichat.  Tel. 02 51 65 03 79.

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