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About Sigournais in the Vendée
This peaceful setting is the perfect place to unwind; there is virtually no traffic apart from the occasional tractor! It is particularly tranquil. There are working farms close by and it is not unusual to see cows grazing in the fields around Sigournais. Over the field beyond the patio of the barn you can see the château and its original driveway through an avenue of trees.
The Château in Sigournais was remodelled in the 15th century on the foundations of a castle built around the year 1000, it has ditches, an enclosure, towers, and a covered walkway - one of the best examples of military architecture of the Middle Ages in the Vendée. In the seigneurial dwelling, you can discover a unique collection of 800 territorial coats of arms: provinces of the old regime, French departments and their chief towns, municipalities of Vendée, provinces and capitals of all Europe.
Chantonnay, a larger town and only 10 minutes drive away, has many shops - including three large supermarkets. The town has a general market on Thursdays and a food market on Saturdays. There is also a cinema and a swimming pool, plus numerous restaurants and bars.
La Morlière Restaurant
For a more energetic day out: We have riding stables nearby, horse racing, surfing at the beach, water sports on the lake and at the coast, cycling trails, running tracks, golf courses and even night clubs for the young (at heart!)! You can also try hot air ballooning, bird watching, walking trails through the forests, canoeing, visits to historic castles and villages, local markets, the Natur'Zoo in Mervent.
We have lots of tourist information leaflets in our holiday homes, so you'll be able to plan your days out!
The Marais Poitevin
Fontenay le Comte
Gites in Sigournais
Vendée Unlimited/Gites in Sigournais
55 St Albans Road
Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: +44 7971 402370