Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon : la patrie de l’explorateur René Caillié

At the crossroads of Poitou and Aunis, Mauzé takes its name from "Mauseacum" meaning placed in the middle of the waters. Built on the banks of the Mignon, the city developed around the seigneurial castle and close to a tollbooth. It underwent in the 17th century. the Dragonnades in the image of the Protestant Jean Migault, a refugee in Breuil-Barrabin, a district of the city. The trade in wines and spirits ensured the town experienced major economic growth in the 18th century. After the phylloxera crisis, millers and dairymen gradually replaced coopers and wheelwrights. Mauzé is also the birthplace of the adventurer René Caillié whom it honors every year.

To see: the port of Mignon, the two towers of the 13th century castle. (private), the St-Pierre church (listed 17th century tabernacle), the park of the old Cloth Mill (private), the Old Mill, the fairground and its bandstand and the swimming pool “Les Colliberts”.



  • Bar cafeteria tea room


  • Mediatheque


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