LES PASSETRIES nestles within a small hamlet on the outskirts of VERNOIL-LE-FOURRIER;
this charming village offers all the amenities expected of rural France: the traditional
boulangerie selling delicious, fresh bread · supermarket post office · several bars.
The town of VERNANTES, offering further amenities and a weekly market, is 2.2km along
A 20-minute drive away, the elegant town of SAUMUR sits on the river Loire. Amazing
restaurants, exquisite boutiques, stunning architecture - many hours can be whiled
away exploring quaint back streets and busy boulevards. Purchase exquisite foods
from the charcuterie and fromagere, browse the antique shops and visit the wine cellars.
Don’t miss the weekend market.
The tranquil LACDE RILLE is a 20-minute drive. Divided into two areas, this beautiful
lake offers swimming and water activities from its sandy shores. Crossing the causeway
leads into an unspoilt nature reserve and wildlife haven. The lake offers excellent
fishing - particularly carp, but also a wide variety of coarse fish. A small steam
train runs around the outskirts of the lake.
CHINON is situated 32km along the river from Saumur. Another delightful town, said
to have been visited by Richard the Lionheart, it retains many medieval features
and is well worth visiting.
Other places you may wish to visit:
LE THOUREIL - an idyllic village beside the river; take a leisurely break here and
eat a meal or have a drink with beautiful views.
FONTEVRAUD-L’ABBAYE - a beautiful abbey where Richard the Lionheart is buried.
DOUE-LA-FONTAINE - an ideal day out at the zoo here (with or without children!)
ANGERS - a beautiful city with shops, museums, cathedral and chateau.
AMBOISE - a very pituresque town with many sites to please the visitor.