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

Small village of Maine-et-Loire, in the Pays de la Loire, Cornillé-les-Caves takes place about twenty kilometers from Angers, not far from Seiches-sur-le-Loir, Beaufort-en-Anjou and Loir-Authion.

Rich in troglodyte dwellings and old tuffeau houses, the town was built on a Roman hillock of nearly eighty meters. Formerly Gallo-Roman domain of importance, it takes full scope under the reign of Foulques Nerra between the end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh.

Awarded the contest of towns and villages in France, Cornillé-les-Caves is also, since 1976, a protected site registered heritage. Difficult today to resist the charm of this small village, holiday resort popular with Angevins, and its houses with typical architecture of the region.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.5001660 (N 47° 30’ 1”)
Longitude-0.3008610 (W 0° 18’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 19m to 80m
Surface area10.38 km²
Population496 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (13.7 mi, 28 min)
Insee code49107
IntercommunalityCC Anjou Loir et Sarthe
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Mazé-Milon4.1 mi (12 min)
Sarrigné4.3 mi (10 min)
Sermaise5.3 mi (10 min)
Le Plessis-Grammoire6.8 mi (16 min)
Jarzé Villages6.9 mi (13 min)
Corzé7.5 mi (16 min)
Seiches-sur-le-Loir7.6 mi (15 min)
Les Bois d'Anjou7.9 mi (16 min)
Marcé8.5 mi (15 min)
Rives-du-Loir-en-Anjou8.9 mi (17 min)
Beaufort-en-Anjou9.8 mi (17 min)
Loire-Authion10.8 mi (18 min)
La Chapelle-Saint-Laud11 mi (20 min)
Blaison-Saint-Sulpice12.3 mi (25 min)
La Ménitré12.9 mi (21 min)

Things to see and do

The town is home to several mansions of good quality built between the sixteenth and nineteenth century, like La Perrichère, Fontenailles or La Charpenterie and La Masselière, both classified as Historical Monuments.

Labeled Village of charm, Cornillé-les-Caves can also admire a town hall of the sixteenth century, and a church of the late nineteenth neo-Gothic style.

Do not forget to admire the original "lighthouse" tower, which is part of La Charpenterie, an early 19th century building entirely in tufa with a staircase of almost a hundred steps. It offers a panoramic view of the hills of the Loire.

While walking in the village, you will be able to admire the old troglodyte mansions, restored for some, as well as the cellars dug in the tufa.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Every May 1st, the town offers a relaxing day with hiking, pétanque competition and festive picnic.

The autumn market is held every first Sunday of October with a different theme every year, local craftsmen, as well as musical entertainment.


House Carrier
House Carrier
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Monday 22 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 23 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C
Wednesday 24 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided hike with bike or electric scooter
Sports sensations30 € Briollay (10.3 mi)
Theme Park of the Etang
Entertainment8 € to 9 € Brissac Loire Aubance (11.8 mi)
Guided mountain bike ride in Anjou with tasting
Sports sensations39 € Angers (11.9 mi)
Hike with tasting in the Layon vineyards
Local flavours25 € Bellevigne-en-Layon (17.8 mi)
Saumur Forest Aventures leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors23 € Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent (18.4 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bike tour "the Loop of the Loir"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h10Seiches-sur-le-Loir (6 mi)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minGennes-Val-de-Loire (10.9 mi)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Les Hauts-d'Anjou (15.5 mi)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (18.9 mi)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (26 mi)


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