ictory of the Republicans on 17 October 1793, put fine at this war which made lose the three quarters of its inhabitants, with its massacres and the fires. See the historial useum Wars of the Vendée. The next century allowed the development of mechanization with the textile. With the song "the red Handkerchief of Cholet", the Poet and singer Theodore Botrel made of it emblem and the flag of the city. The Vendéennes brioches are very appreciated and in gastronomy one of the rare specialities which supports transport. The city is in the centre of this area considered for duck farms Town of tradition, it is close to Puy du Fou one which in its traverses or its spectacles, perpetuates the tradition and nourished the memory.