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the edge of the Plaine where it drops down onto the Marais Poitevin,
this small village was on the roman road to Niort and statues and other
artifacts from this period have been found and are displayed in the
The village had a medieval chateau though there is little of this left
except some ramparts and staircase,it was replaced in the 17th century
with additional pavillon in 1759. The horeseshoe shape was copied from
the caserns de Versailles.
The picturesque church built in the 12th century in the shape of a cross
has an interesting west facade with delicate sculptures, all the doors
have inscriptions above them. Inside the church the voulted Nave is from
the 14th century and the bronze bell is from 1642. Also inside
the church are Roman statues found nearby.
Moulin de Pacouinay.
This windmill built in 1680 was one of three that were built here
before 1750,(the other two were demolished in 1872 due to high taxes).
It stayed in the Goguet family from 1680 till 1929, it continued working
till 1959, it has a small museum of 19th century memorabilia and
is open in April,May and June 14-18h and in July, August and September
from 10h -12h & 14h to 17h.
Le Champ Durand.
This Neolithic site was discovered in 1971 from aerial photographs and
dates from 2400Bc. It consists of 3 concentric rings of
ditches and banks upto 2.5m deep 2 kilometers in length, one of
the entrances was gated and had a drystone tower, the other entrances
had carved banks. There is little sign of habitation and was thought to
be primarily a meeting place, graveyard and market as well as
L'Escargot vendeen, 26, Rue Georges Clemenceau. Tel. 02 5152 49 00
l'Auberge Trou Vendeen. Port de Courdault. Tel 02 51 52 41 51.
Taxis; Taxis Granger Rene. 47, le Moulin de Joug, Benet. Tel. 02 51 0092 22.
Photo Gallery of Oulmes
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