About Chemillé region


150 years ago, in Chemillé Region, medicinal plant production appeared. Thanks to Aimé-Jean Godillon, native of Saint Lambert-du-Lattay, hardware dealer and herbalist specialised in the use of medicinal plants in the 1840’s in Paris, it has become a prosperous business.

Over the years, crops has become more important in the mild climate of Chemillé Region. During the 20th century, Chemillé became the capital of medicinal plants in Europe.

The Wars of Vendée

The Wars of Vendée represent a significant part of Mauges’History, called in these circumstances “La Vendée Angevine”.
In 1793, 2 major decisions were made, which brought forward the blaze :

Religious Art

Discover the churches of Chemillé :

  • Saint-Pierre Church (classified as Historic Monument) : built from the 11th century it represents a beautiful mix between Roman and Gothic Art and is attached to the Wars of Vendée ‘s memory.
    Visit the permanent exhibition “La Vendée Chemilloise”: in the left transept, the “Pater des Vendéens” tainted glass window reminds us the great forgiveness given by General Elbée to 400 republican prisonners locked up in the church, during “The Grand Choc of Chemillé” in april 1793.
  • Notre Dame Roman Church (classified as Historic Monument) : it’s marked out by the elegance and beauty of its remarkable roman bell tower.

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Office de Tourisme Région de Chemillé
1 rue de l'Arzillé 49120 Chemillé-Melay

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