Vouvant – Mervent – Faymoreau

Vouvant - Mervent - Faymoreau

Visit Vouvant

Browse through our narrow streets to discover the charms of one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Linger a moment to admire the ancient walls of this medieval fortress and you will meet by chance, perhaps, the fairy Melusine who watches for centuries over the city. As if the artists who install every summer, immerse yourself in the tranquility of this quaint village bordering the forest-mervent Vouvant.

The Mervent forest

A site strengthens the end of the first Iron Age (6th century -jC) (Period Celtic) was established on this height. This site is one of the only known in the West of France.

The largest forest department of Vendée, the forest-Mervent Vouvant covers 5000 hectares, this natural site, in addition to its biological function, a large plant and animal diversity.

The judicious use of the site offers many opportunities for sports and recreation: hiking and walking, riding and mountain biking, climbing, boating …
It is your responsibility to discover this fascinating naturalistic environment friendly environment.

The mining center Faymoreau

Discover a whole village who lived from mining coal for 130 years, from 1827 to 1958 ..

The Mining Centre, opened in September 2000 to discover this amazing adventure through 3 visits:

  • The museum’s « descent » into the mine and reconstituted showrooms.
  • The mining town and its settlements.
  • The windows of the artist Carmelo Zagari at the Chapel of Minors.
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