Commune of Vendée, on the rocky edges of Life, Apremont takes place thirty kilometers from La Roche-sur-Yon and twelve kilometers from Aizenay. It covers more than 3000 hectares and is located near Palluau, Coëx, and Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron.
Occupied since the Gallo-Roman era, the territory of Apremont becomes seigneury from the eleventh century. Its history is closely linked to that of its castle which is today a private residence. Important city in medieval times, it knows centuries rather peaceful gradually taking the aspect that we know today.
Now very touristy, Apremont unveils to its visitors a beautiful architectural heritage and very pleasant natural spaces. Its proximity to some of the most beautiful sites in the area or the Atlantic Ocean also makes it an ideal place for a sunny stay.
The castle of Apremont is one of the first Renaissance castles built in Vendée. Built in the first half of the sixteenth century on the site of a primitive castle of the thirteenth century which can still be seen the entrance door framed by two round towers and some curtain walls. In the chapel, a permanent exhibition allows you to discover the history of the castle through a film and an optical theater, as well as a reproduction of the Roll of Apremont. Open from April to September, the site also offers guided tours with the summer season and game booklets for children. Shows are organized in July and August.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century to replace the church where Louis XIII knelt in 1622, the church of St. Martin has a steeple of twenty-five meters. Inside, you can appreciate in particular a window of St. Martin of the sixteenth century. To the right of the building, the 15th century porch is a vestige of the original church in the form of a broken molded arch. A 14th century, 400-meter-high hosanière cross is also visible outside.
Also called a small Gallo-Roman bridge, the megalithic bridge of Tuderrière consists of a sandstone slab of more than 3.5 meters which rests on two masonry pedestals. Nearby, it is possible to take a path from Pas-Opton which joins the old necropolis with funerary wells.
While strolling in the city, you will also be able to discover the manor of the Tuderrière of XVe and XVIe centuries or the vestiges of the castle of the Audardière of XVIe. To appreciate all this heritage, do not miss the guided tour, unusual Apremont.
The water tower, built in 1966, offers an elevator that provides access to the panoramic room. It offers an exceptional view of the Small City of Character and the grove. The latter is only open in July and August.
To enjoy the sun, head for the lake on life and its 177 hectares. On the program, a beach, supervised bathing, marked hiking trails, or infrastructure for the practice of water activities.
Every last Sunday of June, the town offers a large garage sale.
Fireworks are fired for August 15th.