Cited for the first time in 986, this small rural town, watered by the Courance, is located on the edge of the Chizé forest massif. According to popular tradition, the nomadic king Francis I, owner of a kennel in Rimbault, town of Marigny until 1929, hunted deer. He appreciated the local grape varieties as the crazy white woman for white wine and balzac for red wine. The town saw the birth in 1910 Yves Rabault, the Poitevin bard, author of Histouères and chantuseries, a collection of all his work including the famous Lumas sauce.

What to see in Marigny?

01. The castle of Péré-en-Forêt

Located in a wooded park, this 15th century monument, of which remains two corner towers, East modified in the 17th century (addition of window bays topped with pedimented dormer windows) et in the 19th century (addition of a building and a gable flanked by two watchtowers).

02. The Church of Saint John the Evangelist

Built in the 11th century, it is entrusted in 1157 by the Pope Adrian IV withAbbey of Montierneuf de Poitiers. Important works were launched in the 18th century. She is noted as very beautiful and well arched. Converted to saltpeter deposit in 1793, masses were then said in the chapel of the castle of Péré. The municipality refusing to acquire it, its owner demolished the vaults and paving to build the Château de Grand-Mauduit. In 1813, the new councilors undertook to rebuild it with materials from the Fors castle. Its choir is classified Monument in 1909.

Another curiosity to see:

  • The old hunting meeting place of La Groichère (rural dwelling characteristic of the end of the Middle Ages).

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