Welcome to Chambonneau



After Ligugé Abbey owned "Villa de Camboniaco" during the Carolingian era, this private property has been handed from a noble family to another since the 11th Century. One of these families were the Lords of Gençay. The family that nowadays owns Chambonneau, since 1810, is happy to show you a piece of the History of France and the region of Poitou.


Chambonneau is the best preserved ancient Fortress of Philippe VI of Valois. It was built by Jean II Frotier and his wife Mahaud de Vivonne between 1335 et 1345 to rule over Miosson river valley. King Jean II Le Bon was detained there after he was captured at "Gué de l'Omme" at the end of a fierce combat that took place on September 19th, 1356.