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Chantonnay (Municipality, Vendée, France)

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Flag of Chantonnay - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 30 April 2021

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Presentation of Chantonnay

The municipality of Chantonnay (8,354 inhabitants in 2018; 8,387 ha) is located 40 km east of La Roche-sur-Yon. The municipality includes the former municipalities of Puybelliard and Saint-Martin-des-Prés (1964), and Saint-Philbert-du-Pont-Charrault (1972).
The nattle of Chantonnay was fought on 5 September 1793 during the War in the Vendée. In the wake of his victory at Luçon, Augustin Tuncq sent 7,000 Republican troops under René François Lecomte to occupy an exposed position at Chantonnay. Reacting to the threat, 25,000 rebels with 21 cannons led by Maurice d'Elbée and Charles de Bonchamps attacked and crushed the Republicans in a four-hour fighting in which François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers distinguished himself. Only 2,500 out of 7,500 Republicans escaped the disaster.

Olivier Touzeau, 30 April 2021

Flag of Chantonnay

The flag of Chantonnay (photo) is white with the municipal logo.

Olivier Touzeau, 30 February 2021