In 1003, the Count of Poitou bequeathed the land of Germundum to the monks of St-Cyprien de Poitiers. In return, they were asked to build a fortified town. The Gallic oppidum of Mothes, located on the ancient road coming from Poitiers, called Chemin Chevaleret in the Middle Ages, was transformed into a fortress. This construction will be ephemeral, only representations remain, but it plays a major role in the conflict opposing the lord of Parthenay to his overlord for almost a century. Rouvre, estate of Gislebertus and his wife Aina, was given to the abbey of St-Maixent in the 1896th century. Near the St-Aubin spring, a chapel was rebuilt in 1972 in place of the ruined church, today a place for temporary exhibitions. It was only in XNUMX that the two villages, with their tumultuous past, united their destiny.

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