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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
Population6694 inhabitants
Density173 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (16 mi, 26 min)
Insee code49063
IntercommunalityCC Loire Layon Aubance
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Chaudefonds-sur-Layon4.2 mi (8 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire4.2 mi (7 min)
Mauges-sur-Loire5.6 mi (11 min)
La Possonnière6 mi (10 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire6.2 mi (13 min)
Champtocé-sur-Loire7.8 mi (14 min)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés7.8 mi (12 min)
Saint-Augustin-des-Bois8.3 mi (13 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux8.5 mi (15 min)
Savennières8.8 mi (16 min)
Denée8.8 mi (19 min)
Val-du-Layon8.8 mi (14 min)
Ingrandes-Le Fresne sur Loire9.4 mi (18 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Layon9.6 mi (17 min)
Béhuard9.8 mi (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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Monday 10 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Tuesday 11 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 12 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cap Loire discovery park
Culture and education4 € to 6 € Mauges-sur-Loire (4.6 mi)
Tasting hike in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon
Local flavours25 € Bellevigne-en-Layon (11 mi)
Guided mountain bike tour in Anjou with tasting
Sports sensations39 € Angers (12.9 mi)
La Boissière du Doré Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 21 € La Boissière-du-Doré (22 mi)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-en-Anjou (23 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (6.6 mi)
Plessis Park of Chaudron-en-Mauges
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (11.2 mi)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (15.1 mi)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (25 mi)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Les Hauts d'Anjou (28 mi)


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