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

Orée-d'Anjou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

On the borders of Anjou, at the gates of Brittany, on the hillsides overlooking the Loire, this rural commune will bring you calm, relaxation and change of scenery.

The landscapes are composed of vineyards and meadows on the slopes of the banks of the Loire.

You can taste wines at the producers, several wine cellars welcome you. You will discover Muscadets, Gamay Rosé and Red Coteaux d'Ancenis, Anjou Blanc, Red and Rosé, but also the precious Malvoisie, a small nugget of the Loire, a slightly sweet white wine.

The story tells that the giant Gargantua, staying in the region, had to decide between the inhabitants of Liré and the Marillais who thought they were each halfway between Angers and Nantes. In order to demarcate these two villages and to indicate as accurately as possible the middle ground, Gargantua put his left foot on Nantes, his right foot on Angers and relieved himself. Everyone shouted then: "Bouse is there!" And the former commune of Bouzille, now attached to Orée-d'Anjou, was born.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3374690 (N 47° 20’ 15”)
Longitude-1.2672190 (W 1° 16’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 106m
Surface area156.34 km²
Population16127 inhabitants
Density103 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (66 km, 52 min)
Insee code49069
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Champtoceaux
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Oudon3.9 km (8 min)
Ancenis9.4 km (15 min)
Couffé9.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Géréon11.2 km (13 min)
Le Cellier13.4 km (15 min)
Divatte-sur-Loire14.3 km (21 min)
La Boissière-du-Doré15 km (15 min)
Le Loroux-Bottereau15.2 km (22 min)
La Remaudière16.9 km (16 min)
Saint-Mars-du-Désert17 km (17 min)
Mésanger17.3 km (20 min)
Mauves-sur-Loire17.5 km (19 min)
Ligné18 km (22 min)
Thouaré-sur-Loire18.8 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


The former fishing village Patache
The former fishing village Patache
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citadel's entrance Towers
citadel's entrance Towers
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Viewpoint over the Loire and the Ile in Neuve Champalud
Viewpoint over the Loire and the Ile in Neuve Champalud
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The casting Luce
The casting Luce
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou
La Boissière du Doré Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 19 € La Boissière-du-Doré (11.4 km)
Tour of the Château de Goulaine and the Official Museum of the lu Biscuit Factory
Culture and education9 € Haute-Goulaine (18.2 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Nantes – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Nantes (25 km)
Cap Loire discovery park
Culture and education4 € to 6 € Mauges-sur-Loire (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (18 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (20 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (22 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (26 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (45 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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