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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

 

A corner of Loheac Museum

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LE REFUGE de l'ARCHE

Animal Refuge

PARC ANJOU ADVENTURE

An adventure place, i.e. ab-sailing, climbing etc.

 

LE MOULIN de CHENILLE-CHANGE

A visit to the historic past..  A floral village, X-XIIth century church, you can also hire a boat.

 

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.

 

CHATEAU DE DURTAL

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.

 

LE GRAND-LUCE CHATEAU AND GARDENS

If its gardens you like, this is the place to visit.

 

CHATEAU dANGERS

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  DANGERS

Museum of Tapestries.

 

FRANCE MONTGOLFIERES

Balloon trips. Obviously bookable before arrival I would think.  Not as yet sure of the cost, but will find out.

 

CHATEAU FORT de POUANCE

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.

 

PARC DE LOISIRS

An adventure Playground for the young and old!!!!

 

LA BOURBANSAIS

Zoo plus Chateau plus spectacles

www.labourbansais.com

 

Animal Park and Botanic Gardens

www.branfere.com

 

LA BOISSIERE DUE DORE

Zoological Park

www.zoo-boissiere.com

 

CHATEAU DU PLESSIS-BOURRE

Period house dated 1468

 

 

The Chateau at Challain de Potherie, 15 minutes from La Foie (in a 7, of course)

 

CHATEAU DE CHALLAIN

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.

 

SEALAND l'aquarium

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.

www.tourisme.fr/usse

 

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.

www.perso.club.internet.fr/troglody

 

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.  

www.parc.oriental.fr

 

VIE DE CHATEAUX

This has seventeen towers and was the residence of the Dukes de Brissac.

A truly magnificent chateaux.

 

LE JARDIN DES KANGOUROUS

Look to me like they just roam about the Kangaroos that is!!!!

 

MUSEE DU CHAMPIGNON

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.

www.pierre-et-lumiere.com    www.musee-du-champignon-com

 

DOMAINE DE LA PETITE COUERE

This is a village of period events.

www.lapetitecouere.com

 

MUSEE COINTREAU

The delights on how this is made. Distilling room.

www.cointreau.com

 

LE CHATEAU DE CRAON

Beautiful gardens and house

 

MUSEE DES BLINDES (Tank Museum)

Over 200 Tanks and artillery pieces from 16 different countries.

 

FUTUROSCOPE

A Digital City.120 stations equipped with the latest games.  Also a unique experience in outer space  in 3D on a hemispheric screen.

www.futuroscope.com

 

 

 

ZOO DE LA FLECHE

Another zoo, but we've been to this one - you'll need the whole day.

www.zoo-la-fleche.com

 

 

 And many more.......

 

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