The village takes its name from the ash tree (faia), confirming that at the end of the 11th century, La Foye was covered in woods, especially beech. The name then became Faya Monacalis, the monks' beech grove, and later La Foye-Monjault. By 1080, the monks were clearing the land to grow cereals and grapes. For a long time, the village produced the most famous wine in the département, consumed at the court of the monarchs of France (François I, Henri IV) and England. François Rabelais enjoyed it. The memory of this much-loved beverage of yesteryear is being revived by the Fiefs Viticoles association, set up in 2000, which is working, for example, to restore the vineyard huts that bear witness to this glorious wine-making past.
Worth seeing: former priory of St-Simon and St-Jude, water tower repainted green, well, water clock by André Maret (1.60 m high).
What to do: Wine and local produce fair, 2nd Sunday in October.