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

The story goes that the giant Gargantua, staying in the region, had to tie people to read and the Marillais that everyone thought was halfway between Angers and Nantes. To delineate these two villages and state as precisely as possible the balance, Gargantua put his left foot on Nantes, Angers on the right foot and relieved himself. Everybody shouted then: "Bouse is!" and the town was born.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3383309 (N 47° 20’ 18”)
Longitude-1.1109320 (W 1° 6’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 102m
Surface area18.39 km²
Population1533 inhabitants
Density83 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (50 km, 47 min)
Insee code49040
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Champtoceaux
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Le Marillais3.8 km (4 min)
Liré4.8 km (7 min)
La Chapelle-Saint-Florent5 km (6 min)
La Boissière-sur-Èvre5.2 km (9 min)
Ancenis7.3 km (9 min)
Drain8.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Rémy-en-Mauges8.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil8.9 km (10 min)
Le Fuilet9.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Géréon10.6 km (12 min)
Varades11.6 km (13 min)
Montrevault12.1 km (19 min)
Saint-Laurent-des-Autels12.9 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Saint-Laurent-des-Autels (8.8 km)
Guided tour of Château de l'Oiselinière
Local flavours5 € to 10 € Gorges (30 km)
Day at Puy du Fou: transport from Nantes and tickets to the park
Entertainment120 € Nantes (36 km)
Nantes guided walking tour - 2h
Culture and education25 € Nantes (36 km)
Day trip to discover La Baule: see salt marshes and the medieval city of Guérande
Nature and the great outdoors80 € Nantes (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Chaudron-en-Mauges (11.4 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau (17.8 km)
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (30 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (31 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (44 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals