Around the Lumières de Loire Cottage

Between Angers, city of Plantagenets and Saumur, capital of horse riding, the region with its magnificent Loire front is full of exceptional sites and activities.

Ideas of walks, hikes and activities

The cottage is at the heart of a region with a rich and remarkable natural and historical heritage, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Many unusual activities and sites are close at hand.

The Loire, its banks, its hill with its vineyards and its troglodytes’ housesits vegetable and horticultural valley, , its castles and gardens will enchant you. Within an hour from the cottage , a whole region between Angers and Saumur labeled regional National Park Loire  Anjou Touraine will surprise you.

This region is to be discovered as you wish, by foot, by bike, by car, by boat, on horseback, in a hot air balloon for unforgettable memories.
Finally, at less than an hour and a half away, on the borders of Anjou, the Puy du fou and the Futuroscope are waiting for you.

visite loire à vélo

• In the town and less than 5 km away:

Besides La Loire, other unique and majestic sites are to be discovered: troglodyte sculpture, Gallo-Roman amphitheater, mills, dolmens, menhirs, castles, small town of character like Le Thoureil with magnificent views of the Loire, its traditional boats.

Office de tourisme à Gennes-Val-de-Loire

• To discover in Saint Mathurin-sur-Loire (10 km)

An exposition about the Loire,  its fauna, and flora.

• Saumur, riding capital and its surroundings (15 km)

City of Art and History (national riding school, pre-Renaissance castle (early 13th century), armored museum, wines and discovery of renowned cellars, mushrooms, troglodytes, etc.)

Saumur Tourist office website

• Doué-La-Fontaine (17 km) 

• Fontevraud (30 km) 

Royal Abbey founded in 1101

• Angers (35 km), city ​​of Plantagenets and its agglomeration

13th century fortress castle which host the Apocalypse tapestry, Jean-Lurçat museum and contemporary tapestry, slate museum, Terra Botanica (theme park dedicated to plants).

Angers Tourist Office website

• Maulévrier (63 km)

• Multiple and various activities are present for you to enjoy your stay:

Local Markets

  • Les Rosiers-sur-Loire: Monday morning from 8am to 1pm – place du Mail
  • Gennes: Tuesday morning from 8am to 1pm – place de La République

The vineyards 

The Vineyards of the Loire Valley

Lumières de Loire Cottage

A very comfortable and spacious rental cottage for perfect family vacations