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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 (33 km, 34 min)
Insee code49244
IntercommunalityCA Mauges Communauté
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
TerritoriesAnjou, 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)
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)
Saint-Léger-de-Linières16.5 km (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:
Exhibition Nosens Drawings by Volau
Exhibition on the Vendée Wars
Pastel and Sculpture Exhibition "water in Sharing"
Summer exhibition at the Priory in Montjean-sur-Loire
Exhibition "at the whim of the Current" at the Julien Gracq House
Photo Exhibition: Narrow and Impoverished at the Moulin de l'Epinay
New in 2022 - Hemp: from Fiber to the Loire cap Loire
Thursdays of August 2022 "Green Natures"
Narrated Walk "at the End of the island... Stories from a Piece of the Loire"
Workshop Discovery of the Shooting over a Weekend With the Ceramist Magali Bruchet

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
Montjean-sur-Loire - Cap Loire
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Saint-Laurent-de-la Discovery Park -Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Musée des Métiers
Saint-Laurent-de-la Discovery Park -Plaine - The interior courtyard of the Musée des Métiers
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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 in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
The frozen Loire in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
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Sunset over Saint-Florent-le -Old since levee
Sunset over Saint-Florent-le -Old since levee
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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 Montjean trail in the time of the mariniers
Montjean-sur-Loire - Intramural Montjean trail in the time of the mariniers
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat trip
Montjean-sur-Loire - Boat trip
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Saint-Symphorien church and Buddha's head
Montjean-sur-Loire - Saint-Symphorien church and Buddha's head
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Montjean-sur-Loire and its port
Montjean-sur-Loire and its port
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Gabare La Montjeannaise
Montjean-sur-Loire - Gabare La Montjeannaise
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Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vines
Montjean-sur-Loire - Pincourt and vines
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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 - L'abbaye
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - L'abbaye
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Saint-Florent- le-Vieil - Mont Glone and country scene on Île Batailleuse
Saint-Florent- le-Vieil - Mont Glone and country scene on Île Batailleuse
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley in the old town lle
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Alley in the old town lle
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - La tour de la Gabelle
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - La tour de la Gabelle
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset over Mont Glone from the Loire
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Sunset over Mont Glone from the Loire
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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - L 'abbey church and the frozen Loire in 2012
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - L '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 Château de La Baronnière built between 1852 and 1856
The Château de La Baronnière built between 1852 and 1856
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Cruise on the Loire at Montjean-sur-Loire
Cruise on the Loire at 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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Saint-Symphorien Church - Montjean
Saint-Symphorien Church - Montjean
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Weather

Tuesday 9 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 33°C
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Wednesday 10 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 35°C
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Thursday 11 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jelet-mushing dog sledding
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 45 € Chaudefonds-sur-Layon (12.2 km)
Traditional boat ride on the Loire
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Bouchemaine (20 km)
Treasure hunt to discover Angers
Entertainment4 € Angers (26 km)
Artisanal salmon smokehouse tour
Arts and CraftsFreeOrée d'Anjou (30 km)
L'Etang amusement park
Entertainment8 € to 9 € Brissac Loire Aubance (32 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
By bike, the fishing villages on the banks of the Loire
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Ingrandes-Le Fresne sur Loire (6.7 km)
Plessis Park of Chaudron-en-Mauges
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (11.9 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (15.3 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (20 km)
Freshness and disconnection in the Hâvre Valley - oudon
HikeEasy2h05Oudon (32 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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