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Chef Boutonne. Poitou-Charentes region, France.

Chef Boutonne, is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

Originally called Caput Wulton, Chef Boutonne is named after the river Boutonne which rises there. It is a commune with a long history. Several historic remains such as Gallo-Roman dwellings at Javarzay and Le Pouzac and a Merovingian burial site, where a terracotta jewel box, coins and pottery were found, bear witness to this.

From the Middle Ages several lordships, Gontaut-Biron, La Rochefoucauld and then Lamoignon, succeeded each other. The last marquis of Chef Boutonne was the Marquis Lamoignon de Malesherbes, known for having defended Louis XVI at his trial.

Chef Boutonne - With it's 15th century fairytale Chateau Javarazy, park and fishing lake, this market town is a short drive away and has a weekly market on Saturday mornings.

It is a short introduction of Chef Boutonne, small and very welcoming commune of France, one hour driving from La Rochelle and sea, surrounded by many other small communities with historical attractions and local highlights.

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