The Loire area is steeped in war history, from the demarcation line to historical villages like Oradour-sur-Glane.

Just around the corner from Civray part of the old demarcation line from the second world war can be found. This line is marked clearly at the side of the road and again in Descartes where the old barrier can be found. This line marks the difference between German occupied France and free France between 1940 and 1942.

Just 2 hours away is the town of Oradour-sur-Glane, this is a village that has been maintained from when it was attacked on June 10th 1944 as a memorial to those who where massacred on this day.