Cited in 1100, Prized was divided into two communes in 1790: Prissé-le-Petit et Prissé-le-Grand. The latter is then shared between several villages at the end of the 19th century, while Prissé-le-Petit, once again Prized, merges with La Charrière in 1972. La Charrière, mentioned in 1243, is coquettishly seated in a small valley and crossed by the Alleuds stream and New Well. Before 1880, it was largely planted with vines. producing a wine of the same quality as that of The Foye-Monjault. In 2018, Prissé-la-Charrière joined forces with Belleville, Saint-Etienne-la-Cigogne et Buffers to form the new commune of Plain of Argenson and becomes the chief town.

What to see in Prissé-la-Charrière?

01. The Péré tumulus (closed to the public)

A few places from the town center of Prissé-la-Charriere, lost in the heart of a wood, not far from the eponymous castle, this private megalithic building rarely open to the general public, 100 meters long and 20 wide, is a funerary complex inviolate for more than 6.000 years. Even the Gallo-Romans, who took its stones to make lime, did not destroy its structure!

The construction of this long mound, raised by the first farmers and breeders of Humanity, common on the Atlantic coast, took place in at least three stages over 400 years. Cited for the first time in 1840 as an anthropogenic (man-made) monument, it is excavated since 1995 by European specialists in megalithism and reconstructed in 3D from 2017. It is difficult to imagine originally a mound covered by the forest which will be patiently excavated to bring to light this Neolithic necropolis built in dry stone and earth probably by specialized masons working in full-time, some of whom could have acted as engineers.

In 2018, 80 to 95% of the work is completed. What have archaeologists discovered so far? Three sepulchral chambers; individual and collective graves; bones of adults, children and newborns; ceramics as offerings…
This place, today camouflaged behind trees, illustrates in life size the Neolithic, a fundamental period in the history of Humanity during which Man settled down and built imposing funerary monuments.

02. Saint Andrew's Church

Ce sanctuary, built in the 12th century and apparently able accommodate up to 1000 worshipers, East damaged during the Wars of Religion. Following thecollapse of two spans, he is completely rebuilt in the 19th century in a roman style a little mixed thanks, among other things, to the proceeds of a lottery.

03. The castle of Péré

Le lodgings from the beginning of the 19th century is built on the site of a annex of the old castle. It is equipped with a large main staircase in walnut, is preceded by a pavilion in the shape of a dovecote and sits in a wooded park. In 2018, are classified remarkable trees two plane trees three centuries old and 50 meters high.
This little corner of bucolic paradise and the idyllic place where takes place in June and October Plant and Garden Festival.

04. Le municipal park

Vast space of 6 hectares approximately, generously raised, living space and leisure space (football and tennis fields, city stadium, bowling alley, games) and cultural encounters.

Another curiosity to see:

  • The park of La Charrière

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