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Le Lion-d'Angers

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A new municipality created on 1 January 2016 by the merger of Lion-d'Angers and Andigné, Le Lion-d'Angers takes place in Maine-et-Loire, in the Pays de la Loire region. It is located fifteen kilometers from Segre, and about thirty kilometers from Angers and its famous castle.

According to historians, Lion-d'Angers would hold its name from the Latin, legio, referring to a Roman legion of Julius Caesar installed at its site in the Gallo-Roman period. Regularly attacked and burned, especially during the Hundred Years War or the Religious Wars, the village of Lion-d'Angers also suffered from virtual destruction during the Second World War.

Today, the commune of Lion-d'Angers is peaceful and has turned its attention to equine breeding, as evidenced by its racecourse, as well as to tourism thanks to an architectural heritage of great interest.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Lion-d'Angers
Postcode49220
Tourism label
Latitude47.6278510 (N 47° 37’ 40”)
Longitude-0.7145640 (W 0° 42’ 52”)
AltitudeFrom 17m to 78m
Surface area47.74 km²
Population4356 inhabitants
Density91 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (29 km, 29 min)
Insee code49176
IntercommunalityCC de la Région du Lion-d'angers
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Montreuil-sur-Maine3.3 km (7 min)
Thorigné-d'Anjou5.3 km (9 min)
Grez-Neuville6.3 km (9 min)
Chenillé-Champteussé8.5 km (11 min)
Longuenée-en-Anjou8.6 km (9 min)
Sceaux-d'Anjou9.4 km (12 min)
Erdre-en-Anjou9.8 km (9 min)
Chambellay11 km (12 min)
Querré11.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Bois11.7 km (13 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Oudon11.9 km (14 min)
Louvaines12 km (14 min)
Champigné12.7 km (12 min)
Aviré13.7 km (17 min)
Écuillé14.3 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the 11th century and classified as a Historic Monument, the Saint-Martin church takes its place in the old village of Lion-d'Angers. In particular, it has beautiful 16th century murals. Not far away, it is possible to admire a megalithic set inscribed in the Historical Monuments, as well as a seigniorial lodge and manor of the Winds, both also inscribed in the Historic Monuments. Riding enthusiasts will also be able to visit the Isle Briand national stud farm moved from Angers in the mid-1970s. Every year, the site hosts a competition for the world championships for 6 and 7 year old horses.

Former seigneury, the former commune of Andigné preserved of its great epoch the castle of Saint-Hénis. Built between the 15th and 16th centuries, it reveals an enclosure, moats, an avenue, a garden, common and an alley classified to Historic Monuments. The building also has a beautiful chapel dedicated to Saint Sebastian. The old town can also discover the Saint-Aubin church, the Vignes chapel, the Saint-Hénis mill, or the Chateau de la Picoulière.

Nearby, the Oudon Valley is full of marked hiking trails allowing to discover the local fauna and flora and to appreciate all the sights of the surroundings.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Friday morning. The city also offers a Christmas market in December.

The Rendez-vous Conte festival offers stories and performances in June.

For the national holiday, on July 14, Le Lion-d'Angers organizes a popular ball as well as a fireworks.

In October, the Isle Briand National Stud welcomes the Lion World, a riding event for the world championship.

Weather

Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
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Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 17°C
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Tuesday 24 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cap Loire discovery park
Culture and education4 € to 6 € Mauges-sur-Loire (32 km)
Wine tour and tasting at the heart of the vineyard
Local flavours5 € Vauchrétien (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (21 km)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (21 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (21 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (26 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (30 km)

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