Gourgé village / Surrounding
area / Activities
Gourgé is situated in the Pays de la Loire
region of France and this beautiful village is located between Nantes
and Limoges and is approximately 40 miles from the west, Atlantic
here to see a map.
Gourgé is situated in a conservation area
and has a population of around 1,000 residents. The village enjoys
its own school, local grocery shop and post office, two boulangeries
(bakeries) and a superb restaurant, for which you need to book in
The village church, Saint Hilaire, is one of the
oldest churches in France dating back to the 10th century.
|The Romanesque bridge
dates back to the 11th century and is just a short walk, down
the hill from the house. Its thick, narrow, almost horizontal
deck rests on eight small, round-headed arches. The bridge was
listed as a historic monument in 1890.
In 1961 a modern bridge was built along side it, giving another
access to the village from neighbouring villages.
The river Thouet runs through the village and
has a water mill on its riverbank, dating back to medieval times.
The Fresne House is a 15th century mansion,
which can be seen from the main street in the village, with
its distinctive dovecote.