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Commune of Vendeuvre-du-Poitou
The Town is situated at the foot of a hill, from which it probably takes its original Celtic name of Vindobriga, the White Hill, and a light eminence where a Roman city was built of more than 100 hectares on the site of Tours Mirandes during the 2nd century and in the 3rd century.
10 minutes from Futuroscope and close to the main roads, this municipality of 3000 inhabitants has succeeded in keeping alive its own culture and the peaceful nature of the rural district.
All public services and businesses are available here. Sport and cultural associations provide activities and a warm welcome.
At the heart of a zone of trades, in the Roman period between Pictons and Ambilatres, at the Middle Ages, between Inhabitants of Poitou and Inhabitants of Anjou, Vendeuvre is also known for the wealth of its lands, which makes this commune as a very important market garden commune. From delicious melons in summer to asparaguses in spring, through pumpkins in winter, you will find different vegetables all year, a real happiness for your papilla!
• The 12th and 13th centuries Church Saint Aventin, which lost its main part of the arrow of its bell tower during an earthquake in 1704. Beautiful lateral great door and a Roman square tower.
• The Gallo-Roman site of Les Tours Mirandes discovered in the 19th century, this site, over an hundred hectares, shows you vestiges of a huge Gallo-Roman city. Free visit.
• The philosopher, Michel Foucault (1926-1984), was born in Vendeuvre-du-Poitou and rests in the cemetery of this commune.
Near Vendeuvre-du-Poitou: the commune of Marigny-Brizay and its troglodyte sites, the church of Saint Léger la Pallu and the monumental gate of the Tower of Signy.