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Le Chardon

The Local Area

Explore or Relax at Le Chardon

castle-montreauThe whole area is steeped in history and has a vast array of Chateaux, all within easy reach, historic towns such as Saumur, Chinon, Fontervraud, Richelieu, Angers, to name but a few, all of which offer something different.

Most of the towns in the area have markets on various days of the week, at which you can buy almost anything from a thimble to a small car! We are also in the centre of a huge wine growing area with 29 different ‘Appelations’, from the sweet ‘Coteaux du Layon’ to the Anjou and Saumur ‘Champigny’ reds and the ‘Methode Traditionelle’ sparkling wines from such famous houses as Gratien and Mayer and Ackerman.

There are Troglodyte caves and villages, equestrian centres, themed parks for both adults and children, a famous conservation zoo.

It is an ideal area for cycling with many dedicated cycling routes in addition to the unspoilt quiet lanes. There are also various golf courses within easy reach, fishing in the nearby canal or on the rivers, boating, canoeing or relaxing on a river boat with a glass of wine in your hand, listening to the live entertainment, waiting for your meal as you take in the sights along the banks of the Loire river.

All in all, more than enough to do and see…….or you can just sit and relax, taking in the fresh air and open spaces.

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