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

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

Located on the left bank of the Layon river channeled under Louis XVI, is a village surrounded by vineyards famous for their vineyards. In 1244, this village was called Calidus fons, which means "hot spring" because the source of La Madeleine, operated in the Middle Ages to treat bone diseases. From 15th to 19th century Chaudefonds was also an important place of lime production, as evidenced by the many furnaces still visible, including several in the village.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3262790 (N 47° 19’ 35”)
Longitude-0.7057139 (W 0° 42’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 12m to 95m
Surface area14.77 km²
Population981 inhabitants
Density66 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (33 km, 33 min)
Insee code49082
IntercommunalityCC Loire Layon
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné3.8 km (5 min)
La Jumellière6.2 km (9 min)
Chalonnes-sur-Loire6.7 km (8 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire7.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay8.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine9.9 km (12 min)
Béhuard10.2 km (16 min)
Chanzeaux10.4 km (16 min)
Savennières10.5 km (16 min)
Denée11.3 km (16 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Layon11.4 km (14 min)
Bourgneuf-en-Mauges12.6 km (14 min)
La Possonnière13.1 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Exhibitions and events at the library all year.


The bridge Layon
The bridge Layon
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Site Malécot
Site Malécot
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Vignoble des Coteaux du Layon
Vignoble des Coteaux du Layon
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Mills of Ardenay
Mills of Ardenay
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Terra Botanica - Plant theme park
Entertainment12 € to 19 € Angers (22 km)
Natural Park
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Saint-Laurent-des-Autels (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (19.5 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Chaudron-en-Mauges (21 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau (26 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (36 km)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (46 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals