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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Out of season trip

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked the first week of April. We found the apartment easily from Nantes Airport (nearly 2 hours drive). We let ourselves into the apartment following the owners helpful instructions. Parking was extremely difficult and became a cumbersome past time. Located in the middle of the town centre, traffic was very busy and noisy at times. Parking was a premium (not helped as apparently the main car park was shut for restoration) The owners met us later on the evening of arrival and explained a few helpful points and thoughtfully left us a bottle of sparkling wine. The apartment was tidy, rustic, bright and airy and well equipped with most things you would need. The washer/dryer was really useful. The TV worked intermittently which wasn't a big deal for us as a DAB radio was provided. Internet worked well and a little desk is provided. The bathroom was roomy but could do with a make over. We did struggle with the shower - which although, thankfully, was hot and powerful ; it was set at an unreachable and unadjustable height over the bath. Also the shower curtain was precariously fixed to the wall in danger of falling down and does need attention. The bedroom was cosy and Bright with lots of mirrors and a little wardrobe. Whilst the mattress was very soft, and linen was provided; the pillows could do with replacement. There was alot of local literature provided although Many of the attractions and facilites were still closed for the winter season (chateau, boat tours etc) We had a lovely meal at l'Escargot and Grand Bleu. But be warned - Most places typically are closed on a Sunday and Monday. The Saturday market had a good selection of fresh fish and artisan products. We visited the stunning Fontevraud Abbey where, due to the quiet season, we had the place to ourselves. We were also given a free tour at the Ackerman Caves. All in all we would recommend to those who enjoy the rural quieter pace of life, and to non drivers ! but after 10 years of living and holidaying in France, we personally think it's time for a change ! On a final note our deposit refund took 10 days as opposed to the 3 days promised by the owner. Bon vacances !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A very relaxing New Year

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very relaxing week in Abbaye Cottage. Lucy's attention to detail, quality furnishings and equipment make for a very comfortable stay, the log burner was heaven in the evenings. Lucy was very welcoming and though we are fairly self sufficient, I think if we had needed anything, nothing would have been too much trouble. The Loire area is lovely, even in a very chilly January, in the Spring we are sure it will be stunning. Le Plantagenet restaurant just round the corner from the house was a great stop for a New Years Day meal, and Fontavraud Abbey is well worth a visit. Abbaye Cottage is highly recommended!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016