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48 hours in Montreuil-Bellay & Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Montreuil-Bellay & Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Located on the border of Anjou and Poitou, Montreuil-Bellay is distinguished by an exceptional medieval heritage. Appearing among the Most Beautiful Detours of France, the city still retains its ramparts, its fortified gates, its castle... Located on the edge of the Thouet, it also promotes a tourist welcome within a green setting turned towards nature and the nautical pleasures earning it a Station Verte label.

Day 1

  • 10h - 11h : Start this day by visiting the Castle of Montreuil-Bellay, a medieval fortress built in 1025. Fully furnished, the castle is also a wine-growing property whose vintages can be tasted on site.
  • 11 pm - 15 am : Learn about the traditional game of Fort Ball, the only sport in the world to be played in slippers! For lunch, opt for a traditional restaurant in the city center or one with specialties à la tithe barn.
  • 14h - 16h : Discover the city of Montreuil-Bellay magnificent fortified town, listed among the Most Beautiful Detours in France. To do this, you just have to follow the circuit materialized by nails on the ground.
  • 16h30 - 18h : And to end this day gently, what could be better than a canoe, paddle or pedalo ride on the Thouet.
Walk in Montreuil-Bellay
Mushroom Living Cellar
Puy-Notre-Dame vineyard

Day 2

  • 10h - 11h : On the way to the Puy-Notre-Dame, stop at the Mushroom Living Cellar where you will be welcomed by Jacky, a mushroom grower who will explain to you in detail the culture of the mushroom.
  • 11h15 - 12h : Once you arrive at Puy-Notre-Dame, you will be surprised by the magnificent collegiate from the village. Majestic Gothic building built on top of a limestone hill culminating at 106 meters.
  • For lunch, opt for the village restaurant or a picnic that you will have prepared.
  • 14h - 16h : Put on your hiking boots and follow the interpretation trail "Le Puy-Notre-Dame and its vineyard" 1h30 - 3.7 km
  • 16h - 17h : End your day with a visit to Florence Flo's Delights » who will reveal to you his secrets of making succulent jams.
Collegiate Church of Puy-Notre-Dame

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