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Mauges-sur-Loire

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

Mauges-sur-Loire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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Montjean-sur-Loire:

green holiday resort on the left bank of the Loire, Montjean welcomes you all year. Come and enjoy its heritage, its port, the circuit Loire by bike, the proposed hikes and events throughout the year for all to enjoy!

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:

Posed as if by magic on the banks of the last wild river in Europe, the small town character of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil never ceases to amaze its visitors. Mount Glonne which rises to fifty meters above the Loire, has an architectural gem of beauty. The monastic complex that form the ancient abbey Maurist, is indeed an architectural masterpiece, made from a blend of elegance and sobriety. Its abbey church with eclectic styles, contains the tomb of General Bonchamps, who became famous during the "Wars of Vendée" by his gesture of forgiveness, before passing from life to death. Gesture forever engraved in white marble by the famous French sculptor David d'Angers. Part of the choir windows show elsewhere in this turbulent era, which deeply affected the city. The church square offers visitors a breathtaking view of the valley of the Loire and the surrounding area.

Small steep streets of the historic center, you will lead in turn towards the different monuments of the city: the memorial column of the Duchesse d'Angouleme, the chapels St. Charles and Saint-Sauveur...

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil who has an undeniable cultural aura in the Country of Mauges, has a space dedicated to literature: the house Gracq. Indeed, it was in this small city ligérienne was born July 27, 1910 the famous writer. His house is now home to writers from all backgrounds, who come here to rest to write their book with as inspiration, the Loire flowing at the feet of the building.

Here, culture is expressed in all its components: concerts, exhibitions, performances, film sessions take place in the abbey, converted from as cultural place.

Taste the local cuisine: fish from the Loire and Anjou wines will certainly charm you.

To explore the city over water, nothing like a walk on the Loire river following in the footsteps of the illustrious Gracq on the promenade that bears his name. This is certainly by taking this path on the banks of the royal river, you will understand better what the "the softness of Anjou," which Joachim du Bellay, celebrated author of the sixteenth century originated in Liré, was so praised.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMauges-sur-Loire
Postcode49620
Tourism labels
Latitude47.3583770 (N 47° 21’ 30”)
Longitude-0.8615430 (W 0° 51’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 6m to 174m
Surface area191.87 km²
Population18799 inhabitants
Density97 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (21 mi, 34 min)
Insee code49244
IntercommunalityCA Mauges Communauté
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-des-Prés3.7 mi (12 min)
Champtocé-sur-Loire3.7 mi (12 min)
Ingrandes-Le Fresne sur Loire4.2 mi (14 min)
Chalonnes-sur-Loire4.6 mi (16 min)
Montrelais5.3 mi (18 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire5.9 mi (20 min)
Saint-Sigismond7.5 mi (25 min)
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon7.6 mi (24 min)
Saint-Augustin-des-Bois7.6 mi (24 min)
Loireauxence8.1 mi (25 min)
La Possonnière8.2 mi (25 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux9.5 mi (28 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire9.5 mi (28 min)
Savennières9.7 mi (29 min)
Saint-Léger-de-Linières10.2 mi (30 min)

Things to see and do

Montjean-sur-Loire:
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil offers a multitude of activities for all the family, here are a few that might interest you:

Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine:

Museum of Trades: 35 trades presented on more than 5000 m² exhibition, through an exceptional collection of tools and antiques. Open to individual public from April to October. Groups all year by appointment.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Beausse:
Montjean-sur-Loire:
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil:
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine:

Photos

The Loire at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The Loire at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean, its bridge, the Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean, its bridge, the Loire
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Cap Loire Discovery Park
Montjean-sur-Loire - Cap Loire Discovery Park
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Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Museum of Trades
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Museum of Trades
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The abbey church of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The abbey church of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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The frozen Loire at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The frozen Loire at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Sunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since the lifting
Sunset on Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since the lifting
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The old town
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The old town
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the Meilleraie
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the Meilleraie
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean intramural trail at the time of the sailors
Montjean-sur-Loire - Montjean intramural trail at the time of the sailors
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat ride
Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat ride
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Saint-Symphorien Church and head of Buddha
Montjean-sur-Loire - Saint-Symphorien Church and head of Buddha
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Montjean-sur-Loire and its port
Montjean-sur-Loire and its port
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Montjean-sur-Loire - The Montjeannaise Gabare
Montjean-sur-Loire - The Montjeannaise Gabare
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vineyards
Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vineyards
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the flooded Tau
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Mount Glone and country scene on Batailleuse Island
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Mount Glone and country scene on Batailleuse Island
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley of the old town
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley of the old town
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The Gabelle Tower
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The Gabelle Tower
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mont Glone from the Loire
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mont Glone from the Loire
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey church and the frozen Loire in 2012
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey church and the frozen Loire in 2012
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The flooded Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The flooded Tau
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The watchtower
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The watchtower
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Flight of swans on the Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Flight of swans on the Tau
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The castle of La Baronnière built between 1852 and 1856
The castle of La Baronnière built between 1852 and 1856
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Cruise on the Loire in Montjean-sur-Loire
Cruise on the Loire in Montjean-sur-Loire
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The lime kilns of Montjean-sur-Loire
The lime kilns of Montjean-sur-Loire
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Weather

Monday 26 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 34°C
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Tuesday 27 june
Min. 22°C - Max. 38°C
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Wednesday 28 june
Min. 23°C - Max. 36°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
The barn at the games
Entertainment7 € to 8 € Chemillé-en-Anjou (6.4 mi)
Hike with tasting in the Layon vineyards
Local flavours25 € Bellevigne-en-Layon (15.5 mi)
Guided mountain bike ride in Anjou with tasting
Sports sensations39 € Angers (16.4 mi)
L'Etang amusement park
Entertainment8 € to 9 € Brissac Loire Aubance (19.6 mi)
Guided bike or electric scooter ride
Sports sensations30 € Briollay (22 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
By bike, the fishing villages on the banks of the Loire
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Ingrandes-Le Fresne sur Loire (4.1 mi)
Plessis Park of Chaudron-en-Mauges
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (7.4 mi)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (9.5 mi)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (12.6 mi)
Freshness and disconnection in the Hâvre Valley - oudon
HikeEasy2h05Oudon (19.9 mi)

Restaurants

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Campsites

Hotels

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