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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Montreuil-Bellay, France your home away from home

This is another one of the Maine et Loire department of western France that have a distinctive medieval charm. Amazingly, most of its ancient walls remain intact to this day despite having being erected as early as the 11th century. Two features that set this town apart are the tranquillity of the River Thouet that passes through it and the majestic Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay. Surrounding these attractions are vast tracts of lush vineyards. There is plenty more to see and a variety of activities for tourists to indulge in. To make their Montreuil-Bellay stay comfortable are beautiful villas and holiday homes, some converted wineries.

Things to do on holiday to Montreuil-Bellay, France

Simply walking through the town admiring the ancient, picturesque buildings such as the collegiate church which dates back to the 15th century is enough to occupy a day. But the building that captures most travellers’ imaginations is the magnificent Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay. This structure, put up in the 11th century, was strong enough to withstand the French Wars of Religion in the 16th century and was only touched up in the 1860s by a businessman who acquired it. Those looking for natural landscape to photograph should head out to the bridge spanning the River Thouet. There they will find a still mass of water on which the top of the chateau, just visible amid thick greenery, is reflected.

This region is known for producing award-winning wines and one of the best ways visitors can spend a day is by touring the vineyards and sampling these delicious wines. Speaking of wines, visitors will want to wine and dine in this town’s excellent eateries. One of the most vaunted of these is the Hostellerie Saint Jean where they will be treated to a wide range of sumptuous delights and the most amiable service.

Place to visit on holiday to Montreuil-Bellay, France

Taking a tour of the Loire Valley is definitely worth the effort while in these parts. This gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site boasts an array of beautiful medieval buildings lining the banks of the Thouet River. Among these magnificent edifices is the Chateau de Serrant. After absorbing the beauty of its facade and lush gardens, visitors can venture inside and be amazed by the antique furniture and works of art displayed therein.

Weather in Montreuil-Bellay, France

This locale experiences the temperate climes typical of western France. The year begins with the usual January chill, but even this doesn’t go below 3°C. This is the coldest time of the year in Montreuil-Bellay and from there spring takes over, temperatures just touching the 20s in May. By August summer is at its height and temperatures at this time of year average between 24 and 27°C.

Travel to Montreuil-Bellay, France

The Nantes Atlantique Airport is the closest international airport to this locale and it serves a variety of destinations all over the world. This means that visitors from as far as Canada, the Middle East and Africa can get direct flights here. An assortment of international carriers and budget airlines ply these routes including Ryanair, Easyjet and Air France.

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Montreuil-Bellay Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

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Great little apartment for a base while touring the Loire

4 of 5
The apartment is in a great location on the Ile Offard. It took us about 10 minutes walk to get into the centre of town. There are many local restaurants (some better than others) and local shops/produce meant we were never without food or wine. The apartment itself was quite spacious for 2, but for 4 adults it would be a bit cosy. The kitchen was adequate albeit a bit dated, as was the bathroom. The rest of the decor needed to be spruced up a bit as well. The owners were always on hand to assist and nothing was too much trouble. Wine tasting and a visit to Angers are a must to any visitor to the region. In summary, a great location, lots to do, but the apartment does need a bit of an update.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

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5 of 5
This is the best Gite that we have ever stayed in .The owners have renovated the property to a very high standard and we would have been proud to own such a nice Gite. 3 Large well furnished rooms plus a superb shower room. The owners were available to answer any queries but were not intrusive and we loved the quiet location that gave us access to the Chateau on the Loire. We would have no hesitation in staying in this property in the future. George & Christine from Inverness Scotland.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017