Municipality of Deux-Sèvres, in the region of New Aquitaine, Chef-Boutonne takes place about forty kilometers from Niort, on the edge of the Charentes. That which owes its name to the Boutonne river, which has its source on the spot, is located eighty kilometers from Poitiers and sixty kilometers from Angouleme.
Occupied in the Gallo-Roman era, the town of Chef-Boutonne remained known in history for two of its celebrities, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, great defender of Louis XI, and Jean-François Cail, great industrialist of the nineteenth century. Theater of several seats over time, the city grew strongly in the eighteenth century with the establishment of a faience, and in the nineteenth century with several textile industries.
From its rich past, the small town has retained an important architectural and cultural heritage to discover the time of a stay in the region.