In the vicinity

• cycling ( bikes available for guests to use), mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, horse-riding, tennis, golf • numerous wine-tasting “caves” as well as friendly good value restaurants • a renowned zoo at Doué-la Fontaine (, ancient troglodyte village and rose gardens • des villages troglodytes et les jardins de la rose • the largest Japanese garden in Europe at Maulévrier ( • the Royal Abbaye of Fontevraud where Richard the Lionheart is buried • the town of Saumur : castle and “Cadre Noir “ national school ( • the town of Angers : medieval fortress and quarter, the Cointreau distillery

Further afield

• the medieval castles and renaissance chateaux of western Loire • the Amazing Parc of the Puy du Fou ( • the Futuroscope at Poitiers ( • the “ Green Venice ” and the Poitevin Marsh ( • the beautiful Atlantic beaches

For further details you can also have a look at the sites listed below: