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The French village of Vouvant




The village of Vouvant the castle keep

The village of Vouvant the keep

The village of Vouvant

Vouvant is one of the prettiest villages in France it is in the Vendee region a few miles from Fontenay.

We found it quite by chance just driving around i saw a sign in English which said the most beautiful village in France.

We had to turn off and have a look,the village is beside a river which flows round both sides and forms a natural defence moat.

There is some of the castle keep left standing see picture and some of the walls.

It was June when we visited a very hot day 90f but like a lot of rural france the village was deserted people only come back at the weekends.

It was nice to have the place to ourselves there a very old church some interesting little streets plus free parking.

There are a few shops, bars and a restaurant or two

If you’re looking for a truly unique travel experience in the Vendee region, then a visit to the village of Vouvant is a must. Located in the heart of the region, this charming medieval village is a great spot for tourists to explore.

The village of Vouvant is a small but picturesque village, surrounded by rolling hills and valleys. The traditional architecture, cobbled streets, and ancient stone walls all contribute to the village’s charm. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the main streets, taking in the old-world charm, or explore further and wander through the winding alleyways.

The village is home to a number of interesting attractions, such as the 12th century Church of St. John and the Museum of Crosses. The museum showcases a unique collection of crosses from different eras, including a rare example of a medieval cross. The village also has a number of shops and cafes, perfect for picking up souvenirs and enjoying a bite to eat.

No visit to Vouvant would be complete without a trip to the nearby Mervent-Vouvant Forest. The forest is an ideal spot for hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers, with a number of trails and paths to explore. It’s also home to an amazing array of wildlife, from deer and foxes to birds of prey.

Vouvant is a great spot for tourists looking to experience the beauty and charm of the Vendee region. With its stunning scenery, quaint streets, and rich history, it’s the perfect place to explore and discover.

A street in the village

The village of Vouvant

The photo shows the river that flows around the village making a natural moat

The village of Vouvant

Google street map of the centre of the village.if you follow the street to the right you come to the tower in our first photo


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