North of the Pays de la Loire, close to Normandy, is Mayenne, the second bigg...
At the Logis de la Chabotterie , the castle and farm marked an important point in the history of the Vendée.
Its name is synonymous with the end of the ‘Great War' when the 'King of the Vendée’ (General Charette) was brought here after his capture and before his execution in Nantes.
This fairly modest complex belies the weight of its history and features the typical layout of a Bas Poitevin fortified manor house with a castle and farmbuildings. Opened to the public in 1993, it has been restored to its former glory in order that the general public can soak-up a sense of what life was like in by-gone times.
The Logis de la Chabotterie hosts many events and exhibitions with diverse themes such as art, horse-riding, ballet and music.