Photographer's Note

July 25th, 2009
Vouvant 850305 85120
Vende Pays de la Loire
46.573 -0.768 110 m

The Mlusine tower, Vouvant.

One sight. Mre river view, and old romanesque and gothic bridge. June 18th, 2006.
Other sight. Notre-Dame of Assumption church.

It is a keep, rest of the fortress of Lusignan, built at the 12th century.

_It is about year 1000 that Guillaume V on Poitiers, known as "Le Grand", (born towards 969, dead on January 31st, 1030 in the abbey of Maillezais which it had founded in 1010), Duc of Aquitaine, decides to make build on the hills surrounded by water, in the middle of the forest, a church, a monastery, and a castle at the 10th century, and to give the Thodolin abbot, builder of the Abbaye of Maillezais, lands where were built a monastery and the Notre-Dame of Assomption church.

_In 1190, the site is brought in dowry to old and famous family from Poitou, Lusignan which built there a second castle at the 12th century.
In the tradition of Poitou, it is the legendary Mlusine fairy which built the castle in one night.

_From the top of keep, one has a sight on the Mre, the river which crosses the village and which a Romance bridge of the 13th 14th centuries, makes it possible to cross. It is composed of three arches, two are Romanesque, the third is in gothic arch.

Vouvant is a French commune, located in the department of the Vende of the area of the Countries of the Loire, populated of 867 Vouvantais in 1999, distributed out of 21 km, that is to say 42 hab./km.

Vouvant is one of Plus Beaux Village de France, one of more beautiful village of France.

My images of Vouvant.

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