Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

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TownSaint-Florent-le-Vieil
Insee code49276
Postcode49410
Latitude47.3571310
Longitude-1.0151580
AltitudeFrom 7 to 130 meters
Surface24.70 km²
Population2791 inhabitants
Density112 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelVarades at 3.3 km
Chief townAngers (at 42 km, 40 min)La Chapelle-Saint-Florent at 4.1 km
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireLe Marillais at 4.4 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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: saintflorentlevieil@uneautreloire.fr

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.

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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

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.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hike between the Loire and the vineyardsNature and the outdoors7 €Liré (11.4 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Louet and LoireSports sensationsFrom 12 € to 35 €Rochefort-sur-Loire (27 km)

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PHOTOS

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
 
AbbeyAbbey
Tower of GabelleTower of Gabelle
 
LaneLane
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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WEATHER

Thursday 24 April
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Friday 25 April
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Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 26 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLes Bateliers  
7.8
Ancenis
OVER THE LOIRE - Need a weekend of relaxation and indulgence? Opt for a stopover restaurant Les Bateliers Ancenis! At the heart of the Hotel de la Loire, we enjoy cooking with 100%...
Located 10.3 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table du Pêcheur  
8.7
Ancenis
Ideally located opposite the Loire in Saint Pierre, La Table du Pêcheur welcomes you. It serves fish specialties expertly concocted not the chef, Christophe Audrain. Discover a complete...
Located 12 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe bistrot d Ancenis  
8.6
Ancenis
Ancenis bistro in the heart of the city of the same name welcomes you in the dining room or on the terrace. In the bistro atmosphere of this restaurant, you will find a well-executed...
Located 12.4 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil22 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsL'Amour de la Loire  
Ingrandes
Character house located directly on the Loire with stunning river views. Marylou is delighted to welcome you in its two guest rooms, including a microwave master suite with private...
Located 8.7 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil75 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes les fontenelles.  
Liré
The Bed and Breakfast 'Les Fontenelles' - Isabelle and Patrice and offer 3 bedrooms in an old restored barn bungalow 'lyre' Liré, home of Joachim du Bellay in 'Anjou' former province...
Located 12.3 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsLe Fief des Cordeliers  
Montjean-sur-Loire
Ffour cosy rooms. The largest, the grand suite, has two separate bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people. Most rooms have valley views and they all have their own bathrooms....
Located 12.7 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilFrom 87 € to 114 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGite relais de la riniere  
9.2
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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HOTELS

Le Petit Pêcheur - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilLe Petit Pêcheur     
6.7
Varades
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 44 €
Au Poisson d'Argent - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilAu Poisson d'Argent     
8.3
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 70 €
Logis De La Loire - Hotel in Saint-Florent-le-VieilLogis De La Loire     
7.9
Ancenis
Situated 15 minutes from Nantes, the hotel boasts a great location between the Loire and Erdre Rivers. It was completely renovated during the winter 2006/07 and offers 40 comfortable...
Located 10.5 km from Saint-Florent-le-VieilRoom from 50 €

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ibis Styles Angers Centre Gare
Set 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre and 5 minutes’ walk from the train station, ibis Styles Angers Centre Gare has it all, and offers all-inclusive...
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