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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 coast. Click 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 advance.

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.