The ancient site called La Fougeoire is in the civitas of the
Pictones. It was on the highway leading from Poitiers
to the Sinus Pictonum, as was the sanctuary of Sanxay
(Vienne). Aerial reconnaissance has revealed a vast ensemble, covering several ha, of architectural remains,
trenches, and circles.
A main building, oriented N-S, the nature of which is
uncertain (villa?), was worked on in two different periods, the beginning of the 1st c. and the Flavian period, when it seems to have been remodeled and enlarged. Occupation of the site goes back to Iron Age III.2 and
lasted until the 3d c. A.D. Objects of Celtish design, a
mold, and bronze decorations, indicate that the pre-Roman tradition long survived here.
25 (1967) 255; 27 (1969) 270-71; 29 (1971) 263-65; Bulletin de la Société historique
13 (1967) 261-68; n.s. 1 (1968) 159-79;
2 (1969) 217-32; 3 (1970) 263-71.