Wednesday 20th August 2014


Between the wars, Chateaubriant was called ‘the European capital of the plough’, and it has not lost its agricultural heart. Every Wednesday it holds an important cattle market. Chateaubriant …

Wednesday 20th August 2014


(45 minutes away) In the heart of the land of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, Rennes has a long and fascinating history. As well as its historic …

Wednesday 20th August 2014


(1.5 hours away) The landscape of Anjou is as gentle and pleasant as its climate. The region’s rolling planes are intersected by a network of rivers which help to irrigate the …

Wednesday 20th August 2014


(1 hour away) Angers is situated on the River Maine. It is a thriving university city with wide boulevards, beautiful public gardens and narrow older streets evocative of its long …

Wednesday 20th August 2014


(1 hour away) Nantes was the capital of Brittany in the Middle Ages but is now the capital of the Pays de la Loire region. With half a million inhabitants …

Wednesday 20th August 2014


(1 hour away) Ancenis stands on the banks of the Loire, on a shale hill that was once an island in the river, midway between Nantes and Angers. It has an …