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

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

Small town of character of Maine-et-Loire, Denée takes place about twenty kilometers from Angers and its castle, not far from Val-du-Layon and Rochefort-sur-Loire. Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Anjou, it takes place in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Populated since the Neolithic, the territory of Denée developed mainly in the Gallo-Roman period, as well as in the Middle Ages, taking real shape in the tenth century. Turned to agriculture since its origins, the village is particularly in the production areas AOC Anjou white, Anjou Gamay, white Crémant de Loire, Maine-Anjou, and is famous for its brioche Vendéen or beef Maine.

Full of charm, the town still has an incredible architectural and historical heritage to discover the time of a stay in the region.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.3771770 (N 47° 22’ 38”)
Longitude-0.6114780 (W 0° 36’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 12m to 90m
Surface area15.60 km²
Population1428 inhabitants
Density91 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (19.2 km, 20 min)
Insee code49120
IntercommunalityCC Loire Layon Aubance
TerritoriesAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Rochefort-sur-Loire4.4 km (7 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix5.3 km (9 min)
Mozé-sur-Louet5.6 km (7 min)
Béhuard7.2 km (9 min)
Savennières7.3 km (9 min)
Mûrs-Erigné8.6 km (10 min)
Soulaines-sur-Aubance8.8 km (13 min)
La Possonnière10.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance11.1 km (16 min)
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon11.3 km (16 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Layon11.6 km (13 min)
Les Ponts-de-Cé11.7 km (15 min)
Les Garennes sur Loire13.3 km (15 min)
Val-du-Layon13.8 km (14 min)
Chalonnes-sur-Loire14.1 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Walking through the old town, you will be able to appreciate the ancient lanes or the vestiges of medieval ramparts and the sumptuous mansions listed in the general inventory of the cultural heritage.

Listed in the Historical Monuments, the church Notre-Dame presents elements of the twelfth, fifteenth, sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It reveals in particular a very beautiful mercy. Not far, do not miss the presbytery of the eighteenth century, also listed.

Several castles registered with the Historical Monuments also take place on the town like that of Mantelon of XVIe century, that of Souvigné of XVIIIe and XIXe centuries, or still of the domain of Noue, of the same time.

The territory is full of beautiful buildings to discover the time of a walk in the surroundings like the chapel Saint-André (sixteenth century), the castle of Manthelon (eighteenth century) or the windmill (seventeenth century).

Several hiking trails allow you to appreciate the local flora and fauna, as well as the surrounding vineyards.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The Christmas market takes place at the end of the year.

Photography Contest - Denée, A Small City of Character


View of the ramparts
View of the ramparts
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Coteaux du Layon vineyard
Coteaux du Layon vineyard
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Mantelon Castle
Mantelon Castle
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Jubeaux Fort Ball Games
Jubeaux Fort Ball Games
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General view
General view
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Tuesday 9 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 33°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 35°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Traditional boat ride on the Loire
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Bouchemaine (5 km)
Jelet-mushing dog sledding
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 45 € Chaudefonds-sur-Layon (9.3 km)
Treasure hunt to discover Angers
Entertainment4 € Angers (11.4 km)
L'Etang amusement park
Entertainment8 € to 9 € Brissac Loire Aubance (13.5 km)
Discovery walk and activities with llamas
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Tuffalun (26 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (8.9 km)
By bike, the fishing villages on the banks of the Loire
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Ingrandes-Le Fresne sur Loire (23 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minGennes-Val-de-Loire (29 km)
Plessis Park of Chaudron-en-Mauges
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (30 km)
Bike tour "the Loop of the Loir"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h10Seiches-sur-le-Loir (30 km)


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