La Foye-Monjault

This village takes its name from the ash tree (faia), thus confirming that at the end of the 1080th century, La Foye was covered with wood, especially beech. This word then became Faya Monacalis, the beech grove of the monks, then later La Foye-Monjault. From 1, the monks cleared land to cultivate cereals and grapes. The village has long produced the most famous wines in the department, consumed at the courts 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 the Wine Fiefs association, born in 2000, which is working, for example, to restore the vineyard cabins, witnesses of this glorious wine-growing past.

To see: former St-Simon and St-Jude priory, water tower repainted green, well, water clock by André Maret (1,60 high).

To do: Wine and local products fair, the 2nd Sunday in October.


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