LA GAUBRETIÈRE is situated in the spectacular "bocage environment", it is a place of history and natural sites awaits you.
There are about 3 000 inhabitants in LA GAUBRETIÈRE. This quiet town is located in the North-East of Vendée, not very far from CHOLET (20 km), LES HERBIERS (5 km), NANTES (50km), and next to the highways A87 and A83.
Traces of human presence during prehistory were found in "La Pierre Levée", a roman bridge is also still visible.
Many monuments goes back to the Middle Ages (Manoir de la Soudelache, Old Landebaudière).
On the 12th of March 1793, LA GAUBRETIÈRE rose up to defend religious liberty as many villages in Vendée. Castles of "Landebaudière" and "Le Sourdy" were the witnesses of this event.
In February 1794, a completely destructive republican army was sent to LA GAUBRETIÈRE to slaughter everyone still alive from the youngest to the oldest. 1 200 people out of 2 000 were killed.
In memory of that bloodshed, you can see a memorial stone in front of the old Church. The Cemetery still shelters the tombstone of this period.
The village offers you many opportunities of accommodations including bed and breakfast (Chambres d'hôtes) or self catering cottage ("gîte"). Several are situated in the countryside and are perfect if you are looking for peacefulness and quietness.
Chambres d'hôtes :
Gîtes meublés :
Downtown, the restaurant L'Esquisse will offer you traditional dishes. If you prefer a packed lunch in the countryside or in the site of Landebaudière (at the end of the village in the direction of Tiffauges), you can also find sandwiches and take away in the two bakeries and the fast food.
For further information concerning hiking in the countryside or the local events, you can contact the tourist center of Mortagne-sur-Sèvre or of Les Herbiers :
Avenue de la Gare
85290 Mortagne sur Sèvre
Tél: 02 51 65 11 32
2 grande rue Saint-Blaise
85500 LES HERBIERS
La Gaubretière offers you many shops and services: hairdresser, gas station and a minimarket.
A shoe factory store : L'ENTREPOT
Mairie de la Gaubretière
Place Sapinaud - BP1
85130 La Gaubretière
Tel : 02 51 67 10 21
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