Location: Les Herbiers, in the Vendée departement of France (Pays de la Loire Region).
Built: 15th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Owned by the municipality.
Notes: Château d'Ardelay located on the old town of Ardelay, today merged with the town of Les Herbiers Vendee, is the last existing remnant of a larger set of fortifications from the Middle Ages.By the tenth century on the same site was built a wooden castle, built on a motte surrounded by a wooden fence and a ditch. He had to be replaced by a stone castle with a second wall surrounding the castle, easements, church and cemetery. The first known lords of the family Pareds and Chantemerle.
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