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Mouilleron-en-pareds

Situated at the base of the haut bocage this country town is the birth place of two of Frances most famous wartime leaders of the last 150 years, Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889-1952).
The squart 15th century village church that uses a carillon of 13 bells to play "Ave Marie" just before the hour strikes, faces a large open village square with trees and shrubs which is surrounded by some elegant town houses.
A side street near the church has the house where Georges Clemenceau was born and the house where Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny was born is now the museum des deux Victoires.
The town has several restaurants,bars and cafes to service the many visitors that come each year not only to see the museum but to take in the Rochers de Mouilleron which stands on the hills above the town.

Rochers de Mouilleron.By walking the Sentier des Meuniers (millers path)from the old lavoir (washing place) up the hill through the trees you come upon the ridge where originally 14 windmills stood, the "Collines du Moulins". Today only 3 remain, one of which is an oratory to the memory of Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny. Of course you can cycle or drive up to the windmills where all along the ridge there are tremendous views on either side across the bocage.



Restaurants. Le Galopin. Rue National.  Tel. 02 51 00 34 15
                   
Le Grillon. 2, place Mar.de Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 00 38 23
                   
Le Bristro. 26, rue Clemenceau. Tel 02 51 00 32 50.
                   
Le Petit Tallud. 13, Place Eglise, Tallud-Sainte-Gemme.  Tel. 02 51 00 36 10.
                   
Le Retro. 12, Place Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 61 23 59.

Photos of Mouilleron-en-Pareds

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Photos Mouilleron-enPareds
Mouilleron-en-Pareds. Town Square.
Collines du Moulins, Mouilleron-en-Pareds
Church, Mouilleron-en-Pareds
Mouilleron-en-Pareds. View from le Rochers de Mouilleron
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