For those of you who prefer less energetic attractions the region has plenty for those who like to visit historical places of interest and ornamental gardens.Parc Oriental de Maulevrier – oriental gardens near Cholet
Jardins Olfacties – Coex near Aizenay in the Vendee
Guyonniere has both medieval gardens and a chateau
Our nearest Chateau is to be found in Coulonges sur L’Autize
Chateau D’Oiron is one of the more impressive Chateau in the region.
Saumur on the Loire river has a spectacular Chateau @ 90 minutes drive
Chateau de St Loup is a very pretty chateau with lovely grounds
The Chateau at Villandry to the west of Tours is notable for its decorative gardens using vegetables rather than flowers
Our Google Map of local Attractions includes links to some of the Chateau and Gardens listed above.
The Notre Belle France website contains a list of the most notable Chateau in the department.