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Make a holiday rental villa or chateaux in Maine-et-Loire, France your home away from home

Maine et Loire is an agricultural department of Western France attracting over 2 million visitors a year. With a huge variety of landscapes, ranging from deep forest covered hills to the rich orchards and vineyards of the Loire Valley and from the meandering rivers of the interior to the rocky coastline of the south.

Things to do on holiday in Maine-et-Loire, France

Drawn by the castles, chateaux and abbeys of Maine-et-Loire, travellers are always surprised by the magnificent natural beauty and parks of the department. The medieval architecture is spectacular and will fascinate anyone with a slight interest in history or architecture.

When staying in a holiday rental in Maine-et-Loire, a visit to the troglodyte caves is a great way to spend an afternoon. The thousands of miles of tunnels have been used for a variety of uses over the centuries, including wine cellars, art galleries and of course, shelter.

Walking and cycling holidays to a gite in Maine-et-Loire, France never disappoint. The vast expanses of wide open countryside and numerous places of interest mean that there is always something on the horizon to intrigue and excite. The rivers of Maine-et-Loire are excellent places to fish, go rafting or canoe.

Places to holiday in Maine-et-Loire, France

Angers, Maine-et-Loire’s capital, is a historic town on the banks of the River Maine. Angers is the home to a 101 meter tapestry from the medieval era, depicting the Bible’s prophecy of the end of the

Saumur, despite being best known for its champagne, draws many visitors from their gites or villas in Maine-et-Loire to the Ecole National d’Equitation. Here, over 400 horses and coaches are trained to Olympic standards. The huge Chateau de Saumur holds two museums. One dedicated to the town’s favourite pastime, horses, and the other to decorative arts. Both are extremely worth visiting from a holiday rental in Maine-et-Loire.

Weather in Maine-et-Loire, France

With a mild climate, both in summer and winter, there is never a bad time to take a holiday villa in Maine-et-Loire. Summer temperatures average around 26°C, whist winter temperatures remain around 8°C.

Flights to Maine-et-Loire, France

There are a number of ways to reach your holiday rental in Maine-et-Loire. Depending on your departure point from the UK, Flybe provide services to Rennes (ZFJ) and Angers (ANE), and Ryanair provide cheap flights to Tours (TUF) and Nantes (NTE).

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                                                                        A charming property in lovely surroundings.

                                                                        4 of 5
                                                                        There were 10 of us of various ages in our party so the location was ideal. The swimming pool is superb, plenty for children to do, snooker, table tennis etc. The grounds were lovely and so well maintained by Roger, the caretaker who was always available and most accommodating. each bedroom had its own en suite, always plenty of hot water and only a short distance from an excellent supermarket, zoo and various other places of interest.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                        Wonderful, well equipped rural gîte perfect for families.

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                                                                        I hired this gîte for my family to stay while they attended our wedding weekend in nearby Grez-Neuville. Although the gîte owners were away during the period of rental, they organised for a friend, Mathilde to assist us during the stay. I cannot speak more highly of Mathilde. Nothing was too much trouble, she helped me to organise taxis for my family, organised for towels to be provided at late notice (I had got myself confused and believed that they were part of the linen package, totally my mistake) and was generally incredibly welcoming and friendly. Both Mathilde and the owner Guylaine communicated in excellent English and were genuinely a pleasure to deal with. The gîte itself was beautiful, clean and well equipped. The garden and views were stunning. My neices (and daughter!) Really appreciated the trampoline and table-football table. The gîte is very rural and the nearest village was very, very quiet (pretty much closed due to the August holidays) but just what my family were looking for so for us this was no problem. The one and only complaint (and it wasnt really a complaint!) from my family was that they would have liked enough larger teacups for people.. but i think that this is only down to us being English and liking our tea in the mornings!! You can't fit a good cup of English tea in a French coffee cup! But that is the tiniest thing and would definitely not ever stop us from thoroughly recommending your gîte!! Thank you. Xx
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                        What an amazing find

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                                                                        We spent a week here exploring the area. Such an amazing place as a base. The accommodation is excellent and the walkable restaurants kept us busy for the week. You can walk across the road to the abbey where Richard the lion heart is buried. Sitting outside drinking wine made us feel very continental. Robert and Lucy are extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016