To start this series of blog posts on the tourist sites I wanted to visit before, here is the birthplace of Georges Clemenceau, probably the most famous Vendéen to date, in the town of Mouilleron-en-Pareds in the department of Vendée.
It should be noted that this house has become a museum and that this “national Clemenceau-de-Lattre museum” is also composed of the birthplace of Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, in the same town.
The two men each had a preponderant role during the two world wars, Clemenceau having won the nickname “Father of victory” during the war 14-18
Clemenceau, then Minister of the Interior in 1907 is also nicknamed “the Tiger”, he thus participated in creating the Tiger Brigades
Not far from Mouilleron-en-Pareds is the tomb of Clemenceau, a few km further north-west, at Mouchamps, in the town of his father’s origin, with which he is buried.
Then, if you feel like it, and if the distance to the Atlantic Ocean allows it, there is also the house by the sea, where he retired, in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, on the Vendée coast.