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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Doué-la-Fontaine
Insee code49125
AltitudeFrom 48 to 105 meters
Surface35.90 km²
Population7818 inhabitants
Density217 inhabitants/km²


National labelForges at 3.6 km
Chief townAngers (at 41 km, 41 min)Les Verchers-sur-Layon at 4.7 km
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireMontfort at 4.9 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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Doué-la-Fontaine, the cultivation of roses ...

It Edmee Chatenay-Crespin (small-gardener's son of Louis XIV), which launches the culture of roses Doue the 18th century. Thanks to the mild climate of the famous and rich soil, this crop has grown considerably. Over 45% of national production comes from Douessin, this means that the region's first center in Europe with over 7 million roses a year.

Another peculiarity of this city is its famous cave heritage.


Biotech Park Zoo Doue: 14 ha, more than 600 animals, bred here for the preservation of their species in a unique setting, carved into the stone of Anjou.

Aux Anciens Shops: Museum of twenty small shops of yesteryear, faithfully reconstructed.

Les Chemins de la Rose: park of 4 hectares in a trail of perfume, exceptional collection of over 400 different varieties of roses. One of the most beautiful rose gardens of France (April-May - June).

The Perrieres, some vaulted cellars cathedrals rising to 20 meters.

Troglodytes and Coffin: Life in troglodyte since the Middle Ages ...

Arenas: unique since dug in the rock shellfish. Site of the Day and the Festival Rose d'Anjou each year.

La Ferme d'Antan: Rose Garden and distilling rose water and blueberry.

The Pit: A cave site.

The Carolingian House: Built in 900 AD, is the oldest fortifications of this type found to date in France (Historic Monument since 1963).

Fountains: it is around the fountain was born in the city but Baron Foulon that we owe this beautiful 18th century laundry. Until 1950, the same pool that served as a watering hole was on the other side of the street.

The collegiate church of Saint Denis, built in the 13th century, the church reflects the architectural beauty of buildings from this period. Listed building (in ruins).

The Church of St. Peter, built in the 15th century on the foundations of the first Church of St. Peter, it is part of the churches in Anjou and welcoming to visitors all year.

Pottery workshop in troglodyte.

Distilling rose water.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Doué-la-Fontaine
Leisure centresZoological Park of Doué-la-Fontaine
MonumentsCastle of Soulanger,   Church Saint-Denis
Performance hallsTheatre Philippe Noiret


A local farmers' market is held every Monday morning on the Place du Champ de Foire, the Hotel de Ville de Verdun.

Days of the Rose: Contest International Floral Art, 4 days around July 14 each year in the arena Doué-la-Fontaine.

Detailed information
Rose Days Exceptional rose arrangements exhibited in a cave gallery
From 11th to 15th July 2014


La Cave aux sculptures Dénezé-sous-Doue: a masterpiece of popular art, whose mystery still fascinates visitors and researchers. True comic caricature of manners of a bygone era.

The troglodyte village Rochemenier: A cave all together two plain old farm houses and outbuildings with the dug in rock crag, and a chapel and a meeting room underground.

The cave houses of Forges.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Donkey trekNature and the outdoorsFrom 36 € to 252 €Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne (22 km)

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Fountains GiftedFountains Gifted
Place Jean BégaultPlace Jean Bégault
Carolingian HouseCarolingian House
Church of St. PierreChurch of St. Pierre
Days of the RoseDays of the Rose



This zoo features more than 70 animal species
A landscaped garden dedicated to the rose
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Monday 21 April
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
Tuesday 22 April
Min. 5°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 23 April
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C


French cuisine restaurantAuberge Bienvenue  
Located in Doue-la-Fontaine, opposite the famous zoo, the Auberge Bienvenue opens its doors every day except Monday and Sunday evening. The restaurant is located in a renovated house...
Located in Doué-la-Fontaine38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Puy à Vins   NEW
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
FLEA MARKET ENVIRONMENT - A charm! Invite yourself in this hostel in the village of Puy-Notre-Dame, behind the Gothic church. The new owners welcome you to the bohemian charm of a mottled...
Located 8.2 km from Doué-la-Fontaine24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Saumur  
The restaurant Campanile Saumur is open daily for lunch and dinner. It offers buffets for appetizers and desserts, with the choice and quality. The menu changes every season and inputs...
Located 13.9 km from Doué-la-Fontaine20 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsL'Arcane du Bellay    
Located in the heart of Anjou, in the historic center of Monteuil-Bellay, Nathalie Houdelinckx welcomes you in a beautiful house in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. This home...
Located 11 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 80 € to 100 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Cotinière Anjou Saumur  
House type longére the eighteenth century. Located halfway between Angers and Saumur. 5 bedrooms 15 people. You will be ideally placed to discover the riches of Anjou Loire Valley castles,...
Located 13.5 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 72 € to 85 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Cour Fleurie    
In the charming village of flowers Aubigné sur Layon, near the Zoo Doue, Saumur, wine cellars and castles of the Loire. On-site activities: bowling and shuffleboard, games, covered...
Located 13.9 km from Doué-la-Fontaine58 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsL'Hermitière
At 10 km of the Loire World Heritage Site by unesco, 25 minutes from Saumur classified 'International Tourist Pole and 35 minutes from Angers Loire prefecture of Maine and in the midst...
Located 11.3 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 450 € to 800 € per week 
House for 3 personsLa cour fleurie
In the charming village of flowers Aubigné sur Layon, near the Zoo Doue, Saumur, wine cellars and castles of the Loire. On-site activities: bowling and shuffleboard, games, covered...
Located 13.9 km from Doué-la-Fontaine290 € per week 
House for 6 personsL'escale Troglo
'l'escale troglo' along the Loire: Labeled Gite de France 3 ears, renovated 2011. Near Saumur and Turquant (village arts and crafts) cottage cave hill overlooking the Loire area 138...
Located 20 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 420 € to 560 € per week 

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72 places over 5 haCag La Vallée des Vignes     NEW
Very Pretty 4 Star, Family run campsite. Set amidst the sunflowers and vines of the Loire Valley France. Swimming Pool, Paddling pool, Childrens play area, Boules pitch, Bar, Restaurant,...
Located 5.9 km from Doué-la-Fontaine20 € per day 
157 places over 10 haCamping Parc de Montsabert    
Our luxury : the space ! Fancy a visit to the Loire Valley and its chateaux, vineyards and wine cellars? Why not set up camp close to Saumur in the Parc de Montsabert Yelloh! Village,...
Located 21 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 18 € to 29 € per day 
87 places over 2,1 haCamping Le Pô Doré    
Located 7 kilometers from Saumur, in a rural setting and a friendly atmosphere The Golden Po offers calm and relaxation. Unique in Maine et Loire, you have a natural lagoon with a private...
Located 23 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 16.50 € to 20.50 € per day 

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Logis Auberge Bienvenue - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineLogis Auberge Bienvenue    
Auberge Bienvenue is located in Doue La Fontaine in the Loire Valley, 15 km from the wine-making region of Saumur. It has a gastronomic restaurant and free on-site parking. Each of...
Located in Doué-la-FontaineRoom from 69 €
Hotel De France - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineHotel De France     
Hotel de France is located in Doue La Fontaine town centre, between Angers and Saumur. It offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and en suite facilities. The hotel’s...
Located in Doué-la-FontaineRoom from 47 €
Le Dagobert - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineLe Dagobert     
This hotel is located in the centre of Doue-La-Fontaine in the heart of Anjou. It offers affordable rooms with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi internet access and satellite TV. Le Dagobert...
Located in Doué-la-FontaineRoom from 54 €

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Appart'City Angers
Located in Angers city centre, 500 metres from the Business Centre, Appart'City Angers offer self-catering accommodation and free weekly housekeeping....
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