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St Mesmin

Situated in the Haut Bocage this small town on the border between the Vendee and the Deux Sevres departments has a pleasant centre around the church, however it is the Chateau de St Mesmin, on a tributary of the river Sevre Nantaise, that the town is best known for. The chateau built in 1370 by Pierre-de-Montfaucon in a hexagonal shape has 5 horseshoe shaped towers, two of which formed the entrance, the 6th tower transformed into the keep in the 15th century.
The castle was on the boundary between two medieval giants, The Plantagenets of Anjou and the Capetain's dynasty of Poitou, it was of great importance during the Hundred years War and saw action during the Wars of the Vendee.

The castle is open to the public where the theme is on life of in the middle ages, there is a medieval banquet on the fourth Sunday of the month. You can visit the chapel and several of the rooms of the tower, you can take a stroll around the ramparts taking in the view that the defenders would have had.

Open:  1/5 to 13/6  Sundays and holidays 15h to 19h
          14/6 to 6/7 and 30/8 to 19/9  10.30h to 12.30h & 14.30h to 18.30h
          7/7 to 29/8  Mon to Fri 10.30h to 13h  & 14.30 to 18.30 weekend 11h to 20h

Tarif:     Adult 4€   Child (6-14)  2€

Taxis; Allo Taxis, 9 Allée Futaie  79140 Cerizay   Tel.05 49 80 16 70


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