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Mauges-sur-Loire

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

Mauges-sur-Loire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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Montjean-sur-Loire:

green holiday resort on the left bank of the Loire, Montjean welcomes you all year. Come and enjoy its heritage, its port, the circuit Loire by bike, the proposed hikes and events throughout the year for all to enjoy!

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:

Posed as if by magic on the banks of the last wild river in Europe, the small town character of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil never ceases to amaze its visitors. Mount Glonne which rises to fifty meters above the Loire, has an architectural gem of beauty. The monastic complex that form the ancient abbey Maurist, is indeed an architectural masterpiece, made from a blend of elegance and sobriety. Its abbey church with eclectic styles, contains the tomb of General Bonchamps, who became famous during the "Wars of Vendée" by his gesture of forgiveness, before passing from life to death. Gesture forever engraved in white marble by the famous French sculptor David d'Angers. Part of the choir windows show elsewhere in this turbulent era, which deeply affected the city. The church square offers visitors a breathtaking view of the valley of the Loire and the surrounding area.

Small steep streets of the historic center, you will lead in turn towards the different monuments of the city: the memorial column of the Duchesse d'Angouleme, the chapels St. Charles and Saint-Sauveur...

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil who has an undeniable cultural aura in the Country of Mauges, has a space dedicated to literature: the house Gracq. Indeed, it was in this small city ligérienne was born July 27, 1910 the famous writer. His house is now home to writers from all backgrounds, who come here to rest to write their book with as inspiration, the Loire flowing at the feet of the building.

Here, culture is expressed in all its components: concerts, exhibitions, performances, film sessions take place in the abbey, converted from as cultural place.

Taste the local cuisine: fish from the Loire and Anjou wines will certainly charm you.

To explore the city over water, nothing like a walk on the Loire river following in the footsteps of the illustrious Gracq on the promenade that bears his name. This is certainly by taking this path on the banks of the royal river, you will understand better what the "the softness of Anjou," which Joachim du Bellay, celebrated author of the sixteenth century originated in Liré, was so praised.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMauges-sur-Loire
Postcode49620
Tourism label
Latitude47.3583770 (N 47° 21’ 30”)
Longitude-0.8615430 (W 0° 51’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 6m to 174m
Surface area191.87 km²
Population18631 inhabitants
Density97 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (33 km, 34 min)
Insee code49244
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Saint-Florent-Le-Vieil
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-des-Prés6 km (12 min)
Champtocé-sur-Loire6 km (12 min)
Ingrandes-Le-Fresne-sur-Loire6.8 km (14 min)
Chalonnes-sur-Loire7.5 km (16 min)
Montrelais8.6 km (18 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire9.4 km (20 min)
Villemoisan12 km (25 min)
Saint-Sigismond12.1 km (25 min)
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon12.3 km (24 min)
Saint-Augustin-des-Bois12.3 km (24 min)
Loireauxence13 km (25 min)
La Possonnière13.1 km (25 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux15.3 km (28 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire15.3 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

Montjean-sur-Loire:
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil offers a multitude of activities for all the family, here are a few that might interest you:

Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine:

Museum of Trades: 35 trades presented on more than 5000 m² exhibition, through an exceptional collection of tools and antiques. Open to individual public from April to October. Groups all year by appointment.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Beausse:
Montjean-sur-Loire:
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine:

Photos

Loire to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Loire to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean, its bridge, the Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean, its bridge, the Loire
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Discovery Park Cap Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire - Discovery Park Cap Loire
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Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The courtyard Trades Museum
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The courtyard Trades Museum
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the abbey of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
the abbey of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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ice Loire to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
ice Loire to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Sunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil from lifting
Sunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil from lifting
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Saint-Florent-le- old - old town
Saint-Florent-le- old - old town
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen Meilleraie
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen Meilleraie
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Montjean-sur-Loire - intramural Trail Montjean time boatmen
Montjean-sur-Loire - intramural Trail Montjean time boatmen
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Montjean-sur-Loire - walk Boat
Montjean-sur-Loire - walk Boat
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Church Saint-Symphorien and Buddha head
Montjean-sur-Loire - Church Saint-Symphorien and Buddha head
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Montjean-sur-Loire and its harbor
Montjean-sur-Loire and its harbor
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Barge the Montjeannaise
Montjean-sur-Loire - Barge the Montjeannaise
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vines
Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vines
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded Tau
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Abbey
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Abbey
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Mount Glone and country scene on the island Battler
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Mount Glone and country scene on the island Battler
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley in the old town
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley in the old town
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St. Florent- le-Vieil - the tower of Gabelle
St. Florent- le-Vieil - the tower of Gabelle
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mount Glone from the Loire
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mount Glone from the Loire
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - the abbey and the Loire jelly 2012
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - the abbey and the Loire jelly 2012
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Saint-Florent -le-Vieil - the Tau flooded
Saint-Florent -le-Vieil - the Tau flooded
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - the watchtower
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - the watchtower
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Flight of swans on Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Flight of swans on Tau
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Natural'Parc
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou (27 km)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Doué-la-Fontaine (44 km)
Guided tour of Château de l'Oiselinière
Local flavours5 € to 10 € Gorges (44 km)
Tour of the Château de Goulaine and the Official Museum of the lu Biscuit Factory
Culture and education9 € Haute-Goulaine (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (12.4 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (15.3 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (20 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (26 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (48 km)

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Hotels