In Loudunais, more than 500 springs are listed. These springs have a long history. The Gauls used to hold processions here, invoking the pagan gods: Belenos, Apollo, the Martes, Jupiters, Taranis or even Lug, Mercury, to revive the miracle of the appearance of water.
Did you know?One of these major conjunctions was the night of St. John, during which villagers paid tribute to the regenerative waters by dancing around bonfires. In 2010, the Communauté de Communes du Pays Loudunais launched the “L’Odyssée Blanche” operation, which consists of rehabilitating certain springs in the public domain.