The nobles of the Chabotterie (the Chabot family) emigrated during the
Revolution. Quite simply that means that they left the country in fear
of their lives. This castle fell into the hands of the Republicans, who
themselves were in great danger here. Many of the peasants of Vendée
rose up against the new Republic in defense of their King and their Catholic
faith. Above we see Becky and Blaire by one of the greatest heroes of
those peasants -- the nobleman General Charette. Charette led three
years of heroic struggle to restore the monarchy, and he nearly succeeded.
Unfortunately for his ideals, he was betrayed by his allies and his enemies at
once. He was wounded and captured in the woods near here. In this
house he was nursed back to strength and then taken to Nantes nearby.
There he was paraded in the streets and set before the firing squad. He
refused to be blinded and asked to give the order himself. As he did so
he pointed to his breast and said "It is here that you strike the brave".
The fire parted and Charette was dead. Vendée, also, was struck in the