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Cherveux (Municipality, Deux-Sèvres, France)

Last modified: 2023-11-11 by olivier touzeau
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Presentation of Cherveux

Chauray (1,929 inhabitants in 2020; 2,225 ha) is a commune of the Deux-Sèvres department.
First a feudal mound and then a fortress, the castle of Cherveux in its current form was built around 1470 when a Scotsman, Robert Conningham, captain of the Garde Écossaise (an elite military unit), was its owner. King Louis XI of France had The Scots Guard act as personal bodyguards to the French monarchy. In return for service, Scottish soldiers were often granted honorable positions and lands in France.

Olivier Touzeau, 26 January 2022

Flag observed in Cherveux

To remember the scottish origin of the village, a scottish flag flies in front of the castle: photo (2021), photo (2021).

Olivier Touzeau, 26 January 2022