The commune takes its name from the lineage of Marshal of France Pierre de Rohan, Lord of Frontenay, who married his cousin Anne de Rohan in 1517. Situated on the road from Niort to La Rochelle, the town, bordered by the Courance and Guirande rivers, has a long and turbulent history. Only a few remains of the castle and its double walls remain. Today, the town centre has been embellished and invites you to take a stroll in the shade of St-Pierre church and discover the wash-houses and fountains, most of which have been restored and are now veritable public monuments.
Worth seeing: fortified St-Pierre church, Port du Noyer, Tour du Prince cultural centre (library and exhibition hall), circuit of fountains and wash-houses, "Le Grand Logis" municipal park.