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

The situation Chalonnes at the confluence of the Loire, Louet and Layon is particularly important. Formerly called "Calonne, the traces of settlement dating back to prehistory. City flourished since the Gallo-Roman, 360-370 evangelized to by a hermit "St Maurille" It is a city flowered ** and classified World Heritage by UNESCO. A tour inside the old Chalonnes worth a detour. A brisk trade, new neighborhoods, sports and cultural facilities make the city welcoming and lively.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.3515060 (N 47° 21’ 5”)
Longitude-0.7628390 (W 0° 45’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 10m to 99m
Surface area38.56 km²
Population6754 inhabitants
Density175 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (26 km, 26 min)
Insee code49063
IntercommunalityCC Loire Layon
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Chaudefonds-sur-Layon6.7 km (8 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire6.8 km (7 min)
Mauges-sur-Loire9 km (11 min)
La Possonnière9.6 km (10 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire9.9 km (13 min)
Champtocé-sur-Loire12.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés12.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Augustin-des-Bois13.3 km (13 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux13.7 km (15 min)
Denée14.1 km (19 min)
Savennières14.1 km (16 min)
Val-du-Layon14.2 km (14 min)
Ingrandes-Le-Fresne-sur-Loire15.1 km (18 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Layon15.4 km (17 min)
Béhuard15.8 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Church St. Maurille on the banks of the Loire
Church St. Maurille on the banks of the Loire
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Chapel of St. Barbara Mines on the Corniche Angevine
Chapel of St. Barbara Mines on the Corniche Angevine
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Vignoble des Coteaux du Layon
Vignoble des Coteaux du Layon
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The Layon
The Layon
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Toue, traditional boat on the Loire
Toue, traditional boat on the Loire
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Friday 20 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cap Loire discovery park
Culture and education4 € to 6 € Mauges-sur-Loire (7.5 km)
Wine tour and tasting at the heart of the vineyard
Local flavours5 € Vauchrétien (22 km)
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou (34 km)
La Boissière du Doré Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 19 € La Boissière-du-Doré (35 km)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-la-Fontaine (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (10.7 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (18.3 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (20 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (24 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (40 km)


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