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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 label
Latitude47.3583770 (N 47° 21’ 30”)
Longitude-0.8615430 (W 0° 51’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 6m to 174m
Surface area191.87 km²
Population18631 inhabitants
Density97 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (33 km, 34 min)
Insee code49244
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Saint-Florent-Le-Vieil
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-des-Prés6 km (12 min)
Champtocé-sur-Loire6 km (12 min)
Ingrandes-Le-Fresne-sur-Loire6.8 km (14 min)
Chalonnes-sur-Loire7.5 km (16 min)
Montrelais8.6 km (18 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Loire9.4 km (20 min)
Villemoisan12 km (25 min)
Saint-Sigismond12.1 km (25 min)
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon12.3 km (24 min)
Saint-Augustin-des-Bois12.3 km (24 min)
Loireauxence13 km (25 min)
La Possonnière13.1 km (25 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux15.3 km (28 min)
Rochefort-sur-Loire15.3 km (28 min)
Savennières15.6 km (29 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
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Events and festivities

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

Photos

The Loire in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The Loire in 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 - Discovery Park
Montjean-sur-Loire - Discovery Park
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Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Crafts Museum
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Crafts Museum
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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 Ice Loire in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The Ice Loire in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Sunset over Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since lifting
Sunset over Saint-Florent-le-Vieil since 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 - Intramural path Montjean at the time of the mariners
Montjean-sur-Loire - Intramural path Montjean at the time of the mariners
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat tour
Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat tour
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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 - Gabare - Reviews and Cheap Rates
Montjean-sur-Loire - Gabare - Reviews and Cheap Rates
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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 Tau flooded
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil seen from the Tau flooded
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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 rural scene on Batailleuse Island
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Mount Glone and rural 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 tower of the Gabelle
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The tower of the Gabelle
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mount Glone from the Loire
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset on Mount Glone from the Loire
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey and the frozen Loire in 2012
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - The abbey and the frozen Loire in 2012
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - La Tau flooded
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - La Tau flooded
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - You can click to enlarge the photo
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - You can click to enlarge the photo
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Swan on the Tau
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Swan 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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Weather

Friday 22 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 25°C
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°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
Natural'Parc
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou (27 km)
La Boissière du Doré Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 19 € La Boissière-du-Doré (28 km)
Wine tour and tasting at the heart of the vineyard
Local flavours5 € Vauchrétien (29 km)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-la-Fontaine (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (12.4 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (15.3 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (20 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (26 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (48 km)

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