Le port de Moricq
The Port of Moricq, in the Middle Ages, was a very active port and exported wine, cereals and wood to La Rochelle and Bordeaux.
A few centuries ago, the Port of Moricq was located at the meeting point between the Lay and the ocean. This geographical location made it a very active port, particularly in the grain trade.
Today, the ocean has receded several kilometres away and the Port of Moricq is a peaceful place, between the Poitou marshes and the banks of the Lay River, rich in a past steeped in history.
The Moricq Tower
The Moricq Tower, a feudal tower overlooking the Poitou marsh, a remnant of an era when Moricq was a port.
The Moricq Tower is a feudal tower that dominates the Poitou marshland and is one of the few square towers in France. Remains of medieval fortifications built to defend the mouth of the Lay River, it bears witness to a time when Moricq was a very active port and exported wine, cereals and wood to La Rochelle and Bordeaux.
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Site of the commune of Angles, history of the Tour de Moricq