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Attractions in the area
These are some of the attractions we have found in the local tourist office.
However, there is one attraction that all car enthusiasts must visit - The Museum at Loheac
Some pictures taken by John & Debbie Kelly, friends from the Westfield Sports Car Club.
The Chateau at Chateaubriant.
The chateau at Angers.
Les Machines at Nantes.
Mont St. Michele
The following are pictures taken by Steve & Linda Wild from Canada who stayed with us at the end Of May 2013.
An adventure place, i.e. ab-sailing, climbing etc.
LE MOULIN de CHENILLE-CHANGE
LA FONDERIE DE CLOCHES
A bell foundry
SAINTE MARIE DUE MONT
Has a magnificent collection of military arms, photos, commemorating the Americans in Normandie 1944.
Built on the ruins of an Xith century fortress. The access to a part of the covered way enables visitors to appreciate the beauty of the site and a permanent exhibition helps understand the castles history.
If its gardens you like, this is the place to visit.
Visit this fortress and stately home. It has the biggest tapestry in the world inspired in 1373 the then king of France Charles V lent his brother Louis 1, Duke of Anjou the manuscripts of an Apocalypse in French fully illustrated. This inspired the Duke to commission the large tapestries of the story of the Apocalypse. Visit the fortress, see the moat gardens, visit the chapel and visit the Apocalypse Gallery.
Museum of Tapestries.
Balloon trips. Obviously bookable before arrival I would think. Not as yet sure of the cost, but will find out.
About 10 minutes down the road from here.
The high towers of this important fortress like Anjous advanced guards facing Brittany remember the epic cavalcades of Bertrand Du Guesclin, Jean II d'Alencon Jeanne dArcs companion and other less renowned Lords. Low rooms, bastions of defence, gates, posterns and the imposing walls of those 13th, 15th century castle form an exceptional medieval structure that is slowly rising from its ruin thanks to the voluntary young people from the Builders Compagnions of Brittany Association.
An adventure Playground for the young and old!!!!
Zoo plus Chateau plus spectacles
Animal Park and Botanic Gardens
LA BOISSIERE DUE DORE
CHATEAU DU PLESSIS-BOURRE
Period house dated 1468
The Chateau at Challain de Potherie, 15 minutes from La Foie (in a 7, of course)
19th Century castle commissioned by the Rochefoucauld family
CHATEAU DE MONTREUIL-BELLAY
This fortress was built by Foulques Nerra and besieged by the Plantagents. The barbican, moats and fortified ramparts, gothic cellar, kitchen with its central fireplace. The Canons houses, the sweating rooms, many rooms with XVII & XVIII century furniture.
An aquarium with otters.
CHATEAU DE LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT
This is the Chateau where the inspiration for the famous Sleeping Beauty story was written.
ROCHEMENIER VILLAGE TROGLODYTIQUE
This is a cave dwelling village situated on a plain. Two ancient farms with dwellings and outbuildings, animals, and an underground chapel.
CHATEAU DE MONTGEOFFROY
The Marechal de Contades, governor of Strasbourg had it built in 1772. A Parisian architect
PARC ORIENTAL DE MAULEURIER
This is thought to be the largest Japonese style park in Europe.
This has seventeen towers and was the residence of the Dukes de Brissac.
A truly magnificent chateaux.
Look to me like they just roam about the Kangaroos that is!!!!
This is two venues in one, separated by 300 meters. The parc in miniature Pierre et Lumiere and the Musee du Champignon form the most visited tourist complex in Saumur. The Parc is the first underground park in minature in the world. This apparently is not to be missed.
This is a village of period events.
The delights on how this is made. Distilling room.
LE CHATEAU DE CRAON
Beautiful gardens and house
MUSEE DES BLINDES (Tank Museum)
Over 200 Tanks and artillery pieces from 16 different countries.
A Digital City.120 stations equipped with the latest games. Also a unique experience in outer space in 3D on a hemispheric screen.
Another zoo, but we've been to this one - you'll need the whole day.
And many more.......