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AREA & CULTURAL INTERESTS


The village of Les Cerqueux-sous-Passavant and the surrounding Loire Valley area provide endless opportunities to experience French life and culture. From self-directed exploration to scheduled events and historic destinations, your free time will be as enriching as your time making art.

During your visit, we encourage you to:

  • Explore the art museum, galleries, and antique shops, in Angers.
  • Experience the Apocalypse Tapestries at the Angers Chateau and then visit the Musée Lurcat tapestry museum.
  • Take a French language or cooking class in or near the village.
  • Try regional wines at a local wine tasting.
  • Hear jazz and classical music concerts performed in Angers, Saumur, and the beautifully restored Abbey complex in Fontevraud.
  • Enjoy local art festivals and concerts available throughout the summer.

Day Trips
With so many great destinations close by, enjoy visiting some of these French favorites:

  • Get up early and plan on a later dinner when you visit three major and nearby chateaux:
    • Amboise - where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.
    • Clos-Lucé - where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and where life-sized working models of many of his inventions fill the gardens.
    • Chenonceau - where Queens and royal mistresses battled each other and designed the chateau.
  • Take an easy drive to Plessis Bourré, a classic moated chateau with Medieval elements and Renaissance luxury.
  • Visit Montgeoffroy, a completely untouched chateau that survived the Revolution better that its clever master.
  • Wander through the largest Japanese garden in Europe in nearby Maulévrier.

 

 

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