an inspiring medieval city
Vouvant is the only fortified city of Vendée with its ramparts surrounded by the river Mère. This “Petit Cité de Caractère” has everything to please with its narrow streets lined by schist houses, its renown church considered to be a jewel of the poitevin Romanesque architecture and its Melusine Tower which overlooks the village. All of this enchanting setting attracts and inspire the many artists who visit the village.
For the last couple of years, many artists stayed in Vouvant and opened their art studios to the public. The association “Vouvant village de peintres” was born in 2005 to promote contemporary art and galvanize the cultural life.