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Orée-d'Anjou

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

Orée-d'Anjou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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On the borders of Anjou, at the gates of Brittany, on the hillsides overlooking the Loire Valley, this rural town will bring you peace and rest.

The landscapes are composed of vineyards, meadows and crops on hillsides, grassland on the Loire.

You can taste wines from producers, several cellars welcome you. You will discover the Muscadet, Gamay, Anjou, Loire Pineau, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon and a delicious Crémant de Loire.

The story goes that the giant Gargantua, staying in the area, had to decide between the people of Liré and Marillais who thought each be halfway between Angers and Nantes. To delineate these two villages and to indicate as precisely as possible the right balance, Gargantua put his left foot on Nantes, Angers on the right foot and relieved himself. Everyone screamed: "Bouse is!" and the old town Bouzillé now attached to Orée-d'Anjou was born.

Geographical information

MunicipalityOrée-d'Anjou
Postcode49270
Latitude47.3374690 (N 47° 20’ 15”)
Longitude-1.2672190 (W 1° 16’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 106m
Surface area156.34 km²
Population16127 inhabitants
Density103 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (66 km, 52 min)
Insee code49069
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Champtoceaux
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Oudon3.9 km (8 min)
Ancenis9.4 km (15 min)
Couffé9.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Géréon11.2 km (13 min)
Le Cellier13.4 km (15 min)
Divatte-sur-Loire14.3 km (21 min)
La Boissière-du-Doré15 km (15 min)
Le Loroux-Bottereau15.2 km (22 min)
La Remaudière16.9 km (16 min)
Saint-Mars-du-Désert17 km (17 min)
Mésanger17.3 km (20 min)
Mauves-sur-Loire17.5 km (19 min)
Ligné18 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

The former fishing village Patache
The former fishing village Patache
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citadel's entrance Towers
citadel's entrance Towers
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Viewpoint over the Loire and the Ile in Neuve Champalud
Viewpoint over the Loire and the Ile in Neuve Champalud
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The casting Luce
The casting Luce
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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
Tour of the Château de Goulaine and the Official Museum of the lu Biscuit Factory
Culture and education9 € Haute-Goulaine (18.2 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Nantes – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Nantes (25 km)
Guided tour of Château de l'Oiselinière
Local flavours5 € to 10 € Gorges (26 km)
Hot air balloon ride in Pays de Châteaubriant
Nature and the great outdoors210 € to 230 € Châteaubriant (42 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (18 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (20 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (22 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (26 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (45 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels