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

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

Béhuard, World Heritage by UNESCO, is the only town to be an island on the Loire. About twenty kilometers southwest of Angers, Loire village is surrounded by two branches of the Loire. Thus, the Loire heavily involved in the identity landscape Béhuard. The floods from December to May condition the life and organization on the island and by the same landscape.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.3794880 (N 47° 22’ 46”)
Longitude-0.6436680 (W 0° 38’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 12m to 16m
Surface area2.21 km²
Population128 inhabitants
Density57 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (21 km, 26 min)
Insee code49028
IntercommunalityCA Angers Loire Métropole
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Savennières1.8 km (5 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire3.3 km (5 min)
La Possonnière4.4 km (8 min)
Denée7.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné7.6 km (12 min)
Bouchemaine9.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux9.9 km (17 min)
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon10.2 km (16 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Layon10.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire11.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Linières11.6 km (15 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix12.4 km (17 min)
Mozé-sur-Louet12.5 km (15 min)
Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay13 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Tourism mecca of Anjou, is the smallest Béhuard "City of Character" of Anjou and Western Loire. She has only one hundred year round residents and many resorts open in the summer.

The inevitable is "Our Lady of Béhuard", a royal chapel perched on a rock. A pilgrimage on August 15, brings a lot of believers and tourists.

The stroller comes Béhuard for the charm of the village, to tour the island on foot, along the Loire, stroll on the beaches, fishing quietly.

The trail "Wandering around the island" community of interest classified by the agglomeration "Angers Loire Metropole" complete along the Loire backpacking trails. Hikers can observe on the shores of many birds: terns, herons and corncrake, they can also admire the willows, ash tadpoles, hawthorn and wild clematis.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The last weekend of August: Feast of the flat (small boat of the Loire) organized by the union initiatives.

On 15 August: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Béhuard.

All year: a place of lounging on the island ...


Walk on the Island
Walk on the Island
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Island Walk
Island Walk
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Notre-Dame de Béhuard
Notre-Dame de Béhuard
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Monday 2 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 10°C
Tuesday 3 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Wednesday 4 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

1 km: Savennières: his church and its wines Savennières organic or conventional ...

2 km: Rochefort-sur-Loire wines Coteaux du Layon, Anjou ...

Castle Hugging Saint-Georges-sur-Loire.

20 km: take the city of Angers, its castle and tapestries.

Abbey of Fontevraud.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Basket-making course by the Loire
Crafts170 € Bouchemaine (3.8 km)
Licence-free electric boat hire
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 100 € Angers (12 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Chaudron-en-Mauges (28 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (32 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau (33 km)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (38 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals