This village, composed of six hamlets, takes its name from ash (faia), thus confirming that at the end of the 11th century, The Foye was covered in wood, especially beech trees. This word then becomes Faya Monacalis, the monks' beech forest, then later The Foye-Monjault. From 1080, religious people clear land to cultivate cereals and grapes. The village produces for a long time the most famous wine of the department, wine from the mouths of kings, consumed at the court of the monarchs of France (Francis I, Henry IV) and England. François Rabelais enjoyed it. The memory of this popular beverage of yesteryear is revived by theassociation of wine estates, born in 2000, which works, for example, to restore the vineyard cabins, witnesses of this glorious wine past.

What to do in La Foye-Montjault?

01. The former Saint-Simon and Saint-Jude priory

Le Benedictine monastery is given in 1077 to theSaint-Jean-de-Montierneuf Abbey of Poitiers by Count of Poitou. Its chapel serves asparish church. In part destroyed during the Revolution, It is acquired by an individual. The current sanctuary and its bell tower are raised in the same place in the 19th century.

Other curiosities to see:

  • The water tower repainted green
  • Many wells (Water reserve in village cisterns. The town has always had water supply difficulties. This is why at the beginning of the 350th century, the community decided to dig very deep in order to find drinking water. The well, close to the water tower, has a depth of XNUMX meters. Its use is very short-lived. The water being ferruginous, it turns out to be unusable)
  • André Maret's water clock (1,30 m long and 1,60 m high)
  • The meeting of wines and terroir (The 2nd Sunday in October: wine and regional products fair)

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