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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Insee code49276
AltitudeFrom 7 to 130 meters
Surface24.70 km²
Population2791 inhabitants
Density112 inhabitants/km²


National labelVarades at 3.7 km (4 min)
Chief townAngers (at 42 km, 40 min)Le Marillais at 5.1 km (6 min)
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireLa Chapelle-Saint-Florent at 5.9 km (8 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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At the door of Mauges, a historic site on the banks of the Loire, the last wild river in Europe. Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, the Mecca of the Vendée wars.

An exceptional view of the Loire Valley offers visitors from the esplanade of Mount Glonn.

A city inhabited by the story: you can stroll by letting you win by magic of the past.

A city proud and honored to be able to count among its inhabitants, the writer Gracq, died Dec. 22, 2007. Today you can if you want to follow her on "The Promenade Gracq" dedicated to him.

You can end your visit around sampling the culinary delights of the Loire fish, white butter, foie gras.


The visit of the abbey is required upon arrival at the esplanade. Experienced by religious wars, the abbey was restored from 1702 to 1710, except for the chorus and the door of the 13th century, south transept, opens onto the cloister. During the wars of Vendee, the abbey is in prison twice. After the fire the city, only this church, roofless but vaulted accommodates the village community. The abbey was restored by Tessier in 1896. You can see the tomb of Bonchamps. On October 18, 1793, General Charles-Artus de Vendée Bonchamps, mortally wounded during the battle of Cholet, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil is illustrated by a gesture of forgiveness. He pardons 5000 Republican prisoners held in the Abbey, while the Republican army fire and killing around.

The view over the Loire, the Abbey, the Museum of Vendée wars are also places to discover, while strolling through the alleys of the old town.

Many walks through the city; list at the Tourist Office - Place de la Févrière 4 - Tel: +33 2 41 72 62 32 - Email:

Fishing in the Loire is a very popular activity during the heyday: pike, perch ... Visitors can also linger in front of the ball players of sand.

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Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
MonumentsAbbey of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil,   Chapel of the Cimetière


Each year, a cultural season is given in the magnificent setting of the abbey, including concerts, exhibitions, readings, lectures, movies ... are a rich and varied program. The shows are on offer in the auditorium Gracq or in the abbey for large groups.

The Oriental The festival is a highlight each year in the city. The Oriental invite late June and early July, all audiences, young and old, to discover the magic and the authenticity of cultures of the East. Thirty shows, concerts, films, exhibitions and lectures each year offering a varied, compelling and rewarding.

The Summertime International du Pastel, from July to late August, an exhibition of 200 works by French masters pastel and international conferences and exhibitions.

Each year, the old streets come alive every Friday night from mid-July to mid-August. The podiums Florentais allow many musical groups to come forward.


Home Bonchamps Varades house where died the Marquis de Bonchamps October 18, 1793. Be open to the public from May 1 to October 31 show. Animations are also available outside of the previous period. It also welcomes the public during Heritage Days.

Activities: Hiking - Fishing.


The Loire Saint-Florent-le-VieilThe Loire Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded TauSaint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen MeilleraieSaint-Florent-le-Vieil seen Meilleraie
The Abbey Saint-Florent-le-VieilThe Abbey Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Sunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since the liftingSunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since the lifting
Tower of GabelleTower of Gabelle
Sunset on Mount Glone from the LoireSunset on Mount Glone from the Loire
The Ice Saint-Florent-le-Vieil LoireThe Ice Saint-Florent-le-Vieil Loire
The abbey and the Loire jelly 2012The abbey and the Loire jelly 2012
Mount Glone and pastoral scene on the island BattlerMount Glone and pastoral scene on the island Battler
The flooded TauThe flooded Tau
Old TownOld Town
The watchtowerThe watchtower
Flight of swans on TauFlight of swans on Tau



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Wednesday 28 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 29 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C


World food restaurantLe Moulin de l'Epinay  
La Chapelle-Saint-Florent
Le Moulin de l'Epinay welcomes you in green surroundings in St. Martin Valmeroux Auvergne. Check out this renovated and enjoy panoramic views of the Loire Valley mill! Its natural environment...
Located 3.8 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Bateliers  
dropoff window ALONG THE LOIRE - Need a relaxing weekend and greed? Opt for a stopover in Les Bateliers restaurant in Ancenis ! At the heart of the Hotel de la Loire, we enjoy with...
Located 10.3 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table du Pêcheur  
Ideally situated overlooking the Loire, in the Saint Peter La Table du Pêcheur welcomes you. You can enjoy fish specialties cleverly concocted not the chef, Christophe Audrain. Discover...
Located 12 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil29 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLes cedres     NEW
On the riverside, between castles and sea. A restful place, in the country of. 'la douceur angevine' - Les Cèdres offers four confortable rooms with bath or shower and wc, the guests...
Located 11.9 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 58 € to 68 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsAu bout de l'île - Yourtes et Chambres    
Au bout de l'île - Montjean sur Loire. 4 rooms labeled 3 ears with Gîtes de France - Anjou. 3 Mongolian yurts along the Loire. Host table on reservation. Site labeled 'Loire by Bike'...
Located 12.8 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 68 € to 73 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes'vignes et Loire'    
On a vineyard between Nantes and Angers, in an exceptional site overlooking the Loire, near Brittany, in the confines of Anjou and Marie-Thé Georges welcome you. In their guest house,...
Located 15.9 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 54 € to 58 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsGite relais de la riniere  
Le Landreau
We are located in the heart of the vineyard, the wine-making village Landreau, just minutes from Nantes. The cottage is part of a residence of the 18th century, and is the site of the...
Located 26 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 220 € to 450 € per week 

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Le Petit Pêcheur - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilLe Petit Pêcheur     
With a view of the Loire River, Le Petit Pêcheur offers an à la carte restaurant, soundproofed accommodation, free newspapers, and Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the property. The...
Located 1.6 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilRoom from 46 €
Au Poisson d'Argent - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilAu Poisson d'Argent     
Le Mesnil-en-Vallée
The Hotel Restaurant Au Poisson d'Argent is located about 40 minutes from Nantes, on the Loire border. Newly refurbished establishment with a marine atmosphere. For the best of your...
Located 8.6 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilRoom from 74 €
Logis De La Loire - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilLogis De La Loire     
Situated 15 minutes from Nantes, the hotel boasts a great location between the Loire and Erdre Rivers. Logis De La Loire offer 42 comfortable rooms, a restaurant and 3 seminar rooms...
Located 10.5 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilRoom from 70 €

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Hôtel de Champagne
Hotel de Champagne is the first hotel certified by European Ecolabel in the Anjou area and offers modern and comfortable accommodation. The soundproofed...
Appart'City Angers
Located in Angers city centre, 500 metres from the Business Centre, Appart'City Angers offer self-catering accommodation...
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