La Chabotterie : presentation and practical information

Discover the Logis of Chabotterie

The Logis of Chabotterie was built back in the middle of the 15th century. From 1992 to 1993, restauration work were conducted by the Vendee department Council, giving back the Chabotterie its original look from before the French revolution.

Houses' rooms

The unique lightling atmosphere and come-to-life sound effects staged in the rooms of this genuine historic house make the whole place feel inhabited again. Audio guides and booklet are available (in English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish) for a more in-depth visit of the houses rooms. 

The mockups gallery invites you to discover 12 monuments amongst the Chabotterie domain, build with unique type of architecture.

Walled garden and domain

The garden was recreated during the 90's renovation work of the domain, based on former 18th century plans. Usefulness and aestheticism are combined in this formal garden. More than 120 different varieties of flowers ares represented.

The Charette Cross

The Charette path leads to the Chabotterie woods, where this famous general of the Vendee civil war was arrested, in 1796. A monument, called "La croix de Charette" was erected in 1911 to commemorate his arrest.

The Chabotterie and the general Charette

François Anathase Charette de la Contrie was a famous leader during the Vendee civil war, in 1796. He fought against the republicain Army. His motto was "Fought against : often, beaten : sometimes, fallen : never". 

He was arrested in The Chabotterie woods on the 23rd of March 1796 and executed in Nantes a few days later. 

The Charette scenography 

The Charette scenography, animated with videos and pictures, will highlight the important dates of the Vendee civil war, starting from the beginning of war until General Charette's arrest. You can learn more about this history by visiting the Historial of Vendee, located only 10 minutes away from the Chabotterie domain.

Practical visit information

Opening hours

  • From October to March : 10 a.m - 12.30 a.m and 2 p.m - 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, December the 25th, New Year's Day and the first 4 weeks of January.
  • In April, May and September : 10 a.m - 12.30 a.m and 1.30 p.m - 6 p.m every day
  • From June to August : 10 a.m - 7 p.m every day

Admission

  • Adult (+26 years old) : 7 €
  • Yougnsters (18-25 years old) : 3,5 €
  • Free entrance for children under 18 years old
  • Reduced-rates (under conditions) : 3,5 € to 5 €

Location

The Logis of Chabotterie is located : 

  • 20 min from La Roche sur Yon
  • 30 min from Nantes
  • 50 min of the Puy du Fou

Coming by car : 

  • GPS coordinates : 46.880089, -1.406092
  • Highway A83 "Nantes - Niort" exit "Montaigu" or Fast lane "Montaigu - La Roche sur Yon" exit "Logis de la Chabotterie"