The area surrounding the village of  La Guerche is steeped in history and makes an excellent base from which to explore.  

The earliest settlers, pre historic man,  occupied the area  for around four hundred thousand years.  The troglodytes, cave dwellers lived in the area near by, and their caves are still in use today.  You can visit the caves during the summer.  

More recently the Châteaux of La Guerche was an important strategic point during the war and a strong point of the resistance movement who hid soldiers

and airmen in the troglodyte caves.

Click on the Chateau for more information on the local area.

The main town of Descartes, birth place of the philosopher Rene Descartes  is a 10 minute drive and features shops and restaurants.  They have a Sunday morning market.

The nearest large town of Chatellerault is approximately 15 minutes drive.

The ultra modern Futuroscope is only a short drive away, approximately 45 minutes.

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