Discover its renaissance architecture
Foussais-Payré particularly grew in the 16th century thanks to the work of the cloth merchants like drapers, tanners, or weavers. They left some remarkable houses like Merchant François Laurens’s house for example.
On the “boule d’or” square, the covered market gives evidence of all the fairs and weekly markets that were held there. They were established by Henri IV and gave rhythm to the village’s life. The religious heritage of Foussais-Payré is also very present especially with the Romanesque “Saint-Hilaire” church and its beautiful doorway, the Protestant temple or the priory that now holds the City Hall.