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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

The town of Aubigné-sur-Layon is located in the department of Maine-et-Loire, in the Pays de la Loire. It is a village of fewer than 400 inhabitants which had its heyday during the period from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. In the fifteenth century, the town of Aubigné-sur-Layon then called Aubigné-Briand belonged to the Duchy of Anjou. The village was fortified and there was a castle, a church, halls, a hospital and even hotels.

The village is located on the territory of the Coteaux du Layon is famous for the wines produced there. Sweet white wine whose rich Dutch merchants were fond of the sixteenth century and have contributed to value through their journeys as were provisions for the sale.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.2115490 (N 47° 12’ 42”)
Longitude-0.4617830 (W 0° 27’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 36m to 80m
Surface area5.32 km²
Population377 inhabitants
Density70 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (36 km, 38 min)
Insee code49012
IntercommunalityCC des Coteaux du Layon
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Martigné-Briand4 km (5 min)
Montilliers4.7 km (5 min)
Cernusson6.5 km (8 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Layon8.4 km (10 min)
Chavagnes8.8 km (10 min)
Brigné9.1 km (11 min)
Lys-Haut-Layon9.6 km (11 min)
Bellevigne-en-Layon11 km (12 min)
Notre-Dame-d'Allençon12.1 km (12 min)
Luigné12.2 km (15 min)
Concourson-sur-Layon12.9 km (17 min)
Tuffalun14.1 km (16 min)
Saulgé-l'Hôpital14.7 km (18 min)
Louresse-Rochemenier14.9 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Land of winemakers, Aubigné-sur-Layon village has retained its agricultural heritage through the centuries. Several wineries are established in this charming village on the banks of the River Layon and make every effort to share their love of the land. So they founded an association and offer visitors to taste all the wines of their region.

But the built heritage of the village is unique and worth a visit. These elements may include the Castle of Aubigné. This ancient feudal fortress which dates back to the eleventh century is the cradle of Agrippa d'Aubigne and Madame de Maintenon, who was the wife of King Louis XIV. It is now a private residence. It is classified a historical monument since 1993. The current owners of the castle still occupy part of the manor building. Namely, the castle is full of underground who communicated with the former commander is at the end of the village. These underground also served as refuge to the population. Today they serve as refuge... wine bottles!

In this charming village of Anjou, other notable buildings dating from feudal times is instructive to discover during walks... There are in fact several hiking trails or mountain bike to discover Aubigné and surroundings.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Great popular and traditional festival in the village of Aubigné-sur-Layon, the Wine Heritage Day - Art Music and Gastronomy. Each year the festival is held in the village on the last Sunday of August. Admission is charged and allows participants to visit the wineries of the village. They are received by the winemakers, restaurateurs and village artists for a friendly party where heritage, art, music and gastronomy are combined.

Every Wednesday, meeting family at the vine museum to try to solve the puzzles that were concocted for the delight of young and old.

Music plays an important role in Aubigné-sur-Layon and Scènefonia, the Symphony Orchestra of Angers regularly visits the village church for high quality concerts.

Finally in October, the musical events offering concerts.


Friday 28 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 29 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C
Sunday 30 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Doué-la-Fontaine (10 km)
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 100 € Roiffé (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (24 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (30 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (30 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (40 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (40 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals