Saint-Étienne-du-Bois, Vendée

Saint-Étienne-du-Bois is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
The washing house
The washing house
Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois is located in France
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois is located in Pays de la Loire
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois
Coordinates: 46°49′55″N 1°35′37″W / 46.8319°N 1.5936°W / 46.8319; -1.5936Coordinates: 46°49′55″N 1°35′37″W / 46.8319°N 1.5936°W / 46.8319; -1.5936
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementLa Roche-sur-Yon
CantonChallans
IntercommunalityPays de Palluau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Douillard
Area
1
29.44 km2 (11.37 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
2,118
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85210 /85670
Elevation17–64 m (56–210 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Places and MonumentsEdit

The Chapel of Tulévrière [2]Edit

In the hamlet of Tulévrière, stands a small chapel, only monument Catholic erected during the Vendée wars . It was erected by the inhabitants of the locality, at the request of the priest Alexandre Ténèbre, refractory priest in 1794 who gave it the name "Our Lady of Martyrs of Lower Poitou".

Inaugurated on 29 December 1794, it was intended to thank the Virgin of the protection afforded to the village during the passage of infernal columns in March of that year.

Rebuilt in 1835, it was decorated with stained glass for the occasion

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "French Wikipedia"