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Here is a brief summary of the places and things of interest to do and see in our local area. The links to local tourist sites will provide more details.


Angers

Has a Chateau/Castle well worth a visit, including the renown Apocalypse Tapestry, 103 m long illustrating the last book of the Bible written by St John. Culturally, there are museums, a magnificent Cathedral, and guided walks around the Old Town. It has an abundance of restaurants and bars, and for those that like to mix both, the Cointreau Museum.

Saumur

Beautiful town, on the River Loire. Superb Chateau. Home to the world famous Cadre Noir. A tank museum, also a mushroom museum. A number of Champigny houses some set in the limestone caves along the river.

Brissac-Quince

At 8Km our nearest small town with lovely chateau and grounds, restaurants, horse riding, bike hire, and golf.

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Chateau Brissac
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Faye d'Anjou church

Chateaux

Whilst slightly west of the main chateau territory, we do have within I hour the following, Usse, (the Sleeping Beauty Chateau) Plessis-Boure, Montsoreau, Serrant, Breze, Montreuil- Bellay, Montgeoffrey, and Chinon. Also the Abbaye Royale at Fontevraud the burial place of Richard the Lionheart, Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and others, it is well worth a visit.

Other places

Le Lion d'Angers - National Stud and racecourse
Doue La Fontaine - Zoo, Famous Rose Garden, and troglodyte village
Puy du Fou - Theme park through the ages - www.puydufou.com
Poitiers - Futurescope - www.futuroscope.com
Le Mans - Musee de l'Automobile & motor racing
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud - www.abbaye-fontevraud.com
Le Cadre Noir de Saumur - Equestrian centre - www.cadrenoir.fr
Troglodyte Village - (Cave dwelling) village - www.troglodyte.info

Other Activities

Walking - 32 marked walks within the immediate area
Cycling - 10 off road marked cycle rides
Water - River boat trips on the Loire, Canoeing, River beach.
Seaside - La Baule , Sable d'Olonnes, & La Rochelle , are about a 2-hour trip

Wine Tasting

Last but by no means least Wine tasting, there are around 30 independent wine producers within the community of Faye d'Anjou.

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