Doué-la-Fontaine

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TownDoué-la-Fontaine
Insee code49125
Postcode49700
Latitude47.1936160
Longitude-0.2751840
AltitudeFrom 48 to 105 meters
Surface35.90 km²
Population7818 inhabitants
Density217 inhabitants/km²

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National labelForges at 4.3 km (8 min)
Chief townAngers (at 41 km, 41 min)Les Verchers-sur-Layon at 5.2 km (8 min)
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireConcourson-sur-Layon at 5.4 km (8 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Doué-la-Fontaine is located in Anjou, between Saumur and Angers.

Doué-la-Fontaine, growing roses...

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

The other feature of this city is its famous cave heritage.


SIGHTSEEING

Bioparc Zoo de Doue : 14 acres, 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.

Roads to Rose: park of 4 ha in a wake of perfume, unique collection of over 400 different varieties of roses. One of the most beautiful rose gardens of France ( April - May - June).

The Mystery Faluns, set design on the theme of the sea faluns in cathedrals caves some arches rising to 20 meters in height.

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

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

Distillery: Rose garden and rose water and blueberry distillery.

The Pit : Troglodyte site.

The Carolingian House : Built in the year 900, is the oldest fortification of this kind yet discovered in France ( Historic Monument since 1963).

Fountains : it is around the fountain was born the city but it was the Baron Foulon that we owe this beautiful wash of the 18th century. Until 1950, the same basin that was used for watering the other side of the street.

The Cathedral Saint Denis: built in the 13th century, this church reflects the architectural beauty of the buildings of that era. Listed building ( in ruins ).

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

Troglodyte pottery.

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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Local farmers markets are held every Monday morning and Friday evening, the squares of the Fairground, the City Hall and Verdun.

Days of the Rose : international competition Floral Art, 4 days around July 14 each year in the bullring Doué-la-Fontaine.

The Pépifolies : large market for local producers of plants, each year in November, the rose garden Foullon.

The Christmas Market : every year the first weekend of December, the arenas of Doué-la-Fontaine.

Detailed information
Rose Days Exceptional rose arrangements exhibited in a cave gallery
In July 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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 of Rochemenier : cave all together two plain old farms with dwellings and outbuildings dug into the rock gong and a chapel and an underground meeting room.

The cave houses of Forges.

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Place Jean BégaultPlace Jean Bégault
Carolingian HouseCarolingian House
 
Church of St. PierreChurch of St. Pierre
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WEATHER

Sunday 25 January
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Min. -7°C - Max. 5°C
Monday 26 January
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Min. 1°C - Max. 8°C
Tuesday 27 January
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Bienvenue  
9.3
Doué-la-Fontaine
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  
9.7
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
dropoff window 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 in the bohemian...
Located 8.2 km from Doué-la-Fontaine24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Saumur  
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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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsL'Arcane du Bellay    
10
Montreuil-Bellay
Located in the heart of Anjou, close to the historic center of Montreuil- Bellay, Nathalie Houdelinckx welcomes you in a beautiful house from the xvi and xvii century. This home is...
Located 11 km from Doué-la-Fontaine100 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Cour Fleurie    
10
Aubigné-sur-Layon
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 
House with 4 bedrooms' Lancienne boulangerie '    
9.6
Chavagnes
Tasty and unusual, the guest of L'Ancienne Boulangerie Chavagnes house is small village in the heart of the vineyards between Saumur and Angers. The rooms are spacious and quiet, the...
Located 16 km from Doué-la-Fontaine68 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGite en Val de Loire -Angers/Saumur
Ambillou-Château
Cottage can accommodate 6-8 people in 110 m² with 4 bedrooms, 1 on ground floor, 2 bathrooms with separate toilet, large lounge with fireplace and needed to accommodate baby. Large...
Located 7.8 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 350 € to 470 € per week 
House for 6 personsL'Hermitière  
8
Louerre
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 5 personsGite rural en Anjou, dans le calme des v
La Fosse-de-Tigné
Our location is a renovated farmhouse, adjoining the owner's house that meet your peace. It 's a mixt between the old charm and modernity ; Located between Angers and Saumur, it is...
Located 12.2 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 270 € to 420 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
72 places over 5 haCag La Vallée des Vignes  
Concourson-sur-Layon
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 
160 places over 12 haCamping Sites & Paysages Chantepie *****    
9.6
Saumur
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Saumur, the Sites & Paysage Chantepie 5-star campsite is nestled in a preserved natural environment that's ideal for family...
Located 14.7 km from Doué-la-FontaineFrom 18.50 € to 38 € per day 
157 places over 10 haCamping Parc de Montsabert    
9.2
Coutures
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 

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HOTELS

Logis Auberge Bienvenue - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineLogis Auberge Bienvenue    
9.1
Doué-la-Fontaine
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 70 €
Inter-Hotel De La Saulaie - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineInter-Hotel De La Saulaie     
8.1
Doué-la-Fontaine
Hotel De La Saulaie is located in Doué-la-Fontaine in the heart of wine country in the Loire Valley 15 km from Saumur. All of its en suite rooms have a free Wi-Fi internet connection....
Located in Doué-la-FontaineRoom from 56 €
Le Dagobert - Hotel in Doué-la-FontaineLe Dagobert    
7.2
Doué-la-Fontaine
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 56 €

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Hotel Continental
The 3-star Hotel Continental is centrally located in the heart of Angers in a quiet street. It is a certified eco-friendly, quality hotel with free Wi-Fi...
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