La Chabotterie is perhaps best known as the place where the great Vendée general François de Charette was brought after his capture in a nearby wood in 1796. One of the last of a number of Vendéen leaders, Charette was housed briefly here to allow him to recover from his wounds. Then he was transported to Nantes, where he was interrogated and then sent before the firing squad.
Today La Chabotterie is renowned for both its historical and cultural significance. Schools from all over France participate in its programs of exploration of the traditional ethnology, economy, and ecology of the region. WVU-V will include a day's session on the programs offered here. We will learn about the land, the food, the dress, the social structure, and the history that are all richly exemplified by the programs and facilities of La Chabotterie. The photos provide here glimpses of the gardens, inner court, and the profile of La Chabotterie. As in many important museums, photography is not permitted inside the logis, but a visit of the authentically furnished rooms is a true revelation of another way of life.
inner court (7 Kb)
Outside the logis (10 Kb)