The oldest names of Epannes suggest that the Spaniards were not strangers to its foundation. Perhaps Iberian legionnaires at the time of the Roman conquest of Gaul whose village would have been an ancient military station? Upon returning from a crusade led by Saint Louis, Robert de Béchillon was crowned knight and received the fiefdom of Epannes as a reward for his bravery. Subsequently, several families succeeded at the head of the lordship. In 1853, Louis-Jules de Cugnac bought the castle which was rebuilt in the XNUMXth century. Nestled in the Courance valley, the Ste-Marie-Madeleine church watches over its flock.

Also see: 17th century Hosannière cross. known as the roundabout, old water mill, wash house with movable floor, communal bread oven, diversion reach of the Courance, body of water and old marshes formerly cultivated as hemp fields.



  • Bar cafeteria tea room



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