The town is situated on the coast where the sun light is certainly less powerful but just as long as in the south of France. With its beaches, its forest of oaks along the coast, its beautiful sites like the Payré, monuments, hiking trails, historical sites, make this town a better place to live and spend a few days .
Since Roman times and even before the "white gold", salt was the main resource of the municipality where it was shipped to Poitiers and Bourges by road salt in which the trade occurred.
In the 9th and 10th century, all Vendée coast had to undergo the Norman invasions and looting.
In the 12th century, Richard the Lionheart was donated to the monks of the order of Premonstratensian Génétouze of land to build an abbey. It will become the Abbey of Lieu-Dieu who developed a strong regional economy.
Two centuries later it suffered serious damage, "looting and destruction," and in 1568 during the wars of religion it was definitely ruined. It will never be reborn of religious conflict.
The Church of St. Radegund of the 11th century also had to suffer serious damage during the wars of religion, in 1568 it was looted and burned. It will be reborn from its ashes a century later, but with major changes.
A chapel was built in 1650 and dedicated to Saint Anne.
During the wars of the Vendée was not common to suffer abuses.
A small silver mining has dug for three centuries the cliff, hence the name "the range of the mine."
This town is worth a visit or a trip a few days for all ages.