Gîte de France "le Matin Calme"

 


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The environment of our gite

 


The gite is located in the Sud Saumurois area, in the Regional Nature Parc of "Loire Anjou Touraine", proclamed by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site.




ANJOU : HISTORY, VINES AND TROGLODYTES

The Loire valley shows profusion of châteaux, castles, manor houses and abbeys.

Growing wine plays a fundamental part in the history of Anjou:

Bonnezeaux, Quart de Chaume, Saumur Champigny, Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux de l'Aubance, Chinon, Savennières.

 

Troglodytes : in the middle ages a quarter of the population lived in caves and were known as "troglodytes".

Today cellars, art galleries, museums, zoos...extend in the area and are open for visiting.

 

 

Wine and Church of Parnay

 

 

Château of Saumur

What to do in the area ?

Walk, bike, golf, fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding.

The Zoo at Doué la Fontaine (10 km only) on a troglodytic site for a more exotic visit.

Cities of Angers, Saumur, Cholet for shopping.

A trip to the Atlantic Ocean (2 hours drive) is also possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Loire flows for 80 miles through Anjou countryside : islands, sloping hillsides, banks, embarkments, bridges....birds and flowers