Culture - History

Visit of Parthenay
Distance: 43 km
www.cc-parthenay.fr/

Nice little medieval town. You can discover superb half-timbered houses from the 14th and 15th centuries. Nice night walk.

To know :

Parthenay organizes an annual game festival in July. A huge 30,000 m² game board! Novices or enlightened amateurs let themselves be guided by the organizers of the Cité des Jeux in a great fun course.

Brézé Castle
Distance: 53 km
http://www.chateaudebreze.com/

16 km from Saumur, built between the 11th and 19th centuries, this castle has an extraordinary underground network. We discover the old stately home and its stables, a rampart walk, a drawbridge, a silkworm farm, kitchens, cellars, immense presses; the whole opening onto the deepest dry moats in Europe.

49260 BREZE - Tel. : 02 41 51 60 15

Saint Mesmin Castle
Distance 27 km
http://www.chateau-saintmesmin.com/

Medieval fortress from the 14th and 15th centuries, this castle is located in the heart of the Bocage Bressuirais on the border between Vendée and Deux-Sèvres.

It offers medieval entertainment throughout the year. Professional actors bring to life the great era of the lords of yesteryear.

The town - 79380 Saint André sur Sèvre

Château de Barbe Bleue in Tiffauges
Distance 43 km
http://chateau-tiffauges.vendee.fr/

A beautiful visit to a medieval castle marked by the history of Bluebeard. Children will appreciate the collection of medieval war machines and the activities around them.

The Castle of Gilles de Rais - 85130 Tiffauges -

Phone: 02 51 65 70 51

Abbey of Saint Jouin de Marnes
Distance: 45 km

Pretty little Romanesque church

City of Richelieu
Distance 73 km
http://www.ville-richelieu.fr/

Unique example in France of 17th century town planning, this town is located at the crossroads of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou. Regularity and symmetry characterize this remarkably well-preserved “ideal city”, today a listed site.

The Airvault Village

Distance 29 km

Small town of character that does not lack charm with its halls, its abbey, its half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries

Oiron Castle
Distance: 38 km
http://www.oiron.fr/

Surprising visit of this castle where you will discover magnificent ceilings and murals, superb staircases and very contemporary works of art ... works brought together on the theme of the cabinet of curiosities.