Monuments & Castles

From the Domaine de La Barre, lovers of old history & magnificent monuments will be delighted: from Prehistory to Renaissance, the Haut-Poitou is full of surprises.

Roman churches (see Saint-Hilaire at Melle, classified by Unesco), and many other places such as:

Less than 20 minutes:

  • Roman bridge of Gourgé
  • Medieval city of Parthenay
  • Gardens of the Gué at Lhoumois
  • Cities of: Saint Loup sur Thouet, Airvault

Less than 40 minutes:

  • Templar commanderie of Antonins at Saint-Marc-la-Lande
  • Castle Coudray-Salbart
  • City of Thouars et its “Centre régional résistance et Liberté”
  • Castle of Gazeau at Sainte-Ouenne
  • Castle renaissance at Coulonges sur l’Autize
  • Castle of Oiron

Within 1 hour by car:

  • Tumulus of Bougon (prehistoric necropole, the oldest in Europe)
  • Silver mines of Melle
  • Medieval village of Vouvant (one of the nicest in France)
  • Castle of St Mesmin at Saint-André sur Sèvre
  • Royale abbaye of Fontevraud
  • Abbaye of Celles sur Belle

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