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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

                                                                                                      fantastic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic hosts and great accommodation. If only all holiday rentals could be this good. Will definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 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: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything about our stay was perfect, from the gorgeous farmhouse to the owners who made us feel welcome and at home. We had everything we could have wanted and it was like a home away from home. Perfect if you have a family and don't want to be cramped into a hotel room. Plus, the children loved to go into the chicken coop every morning in search of an egg for breakfast :-) Thanks Keith and Julie, no doubt you shall be seeing us again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016