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Saint-Pardoux-en-Gâtine (Municipality, Deux-Sèvres, France)

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Château-Bourdin

Presentation of the village

Château-Bourdin is a village of c. 200 inhabitants, part of the municipality of Saint-Pardoux-en-Gatine. Château-Bourdin is located about 3km from Saint-Pardoux main center, between Allonne and La Boissière-en-Gâtine.

Hervé Rochat, 28 April 2003


Description of the flag

[Flag of Chateau-Bourdin]by Thierry Gilabert

Members of the village association have asked the Société Vexillologique de l'Ouest and the Société Historique du Poitou to propose a flag and arms for the village. Seven proposals were made.

The flag is blue with a black Celtic trskel placed in a white disc and a vertical white stripe placed along the hoist and charged with three black scallops. It was designed by Claude-André Fougeyrollas and Thierry Gilabert, who also designed the village coat of arms on which is based the flag.

The flag of Châteu-Bourdin will be displayed in the village church.

Hervé Rochat & Ivan Sache, 28 April 2003


Coat of arms

[Coat of arms]by Thierry Gilabert

The triskel refers to the Irish patron saint of the village, St. Fiacre, and emphasizes the Celtic character of the region.
The three scallops refer to the foundation of the village of Château-Bourdin. In the XIth century, the lords of Parthenay, coming back from St. James' pilgrimage, decided to establish a pilgrim hospital and granted three privileges to people who would settle in the new village.

The coat of arms of Château-Bourdin will be sculpted on the tympan of the village church.

Hervé Rochat & Ivan Sache, 28 April 2003

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