The towns listed below are all close to our cottages – if, however, you wish to venture further afield, you will find some of France’s most important tourist attractions within very easy reach. Further information is provided on the Activities page.
Céaucé (3kms away) is our nearest market town. It has a market every Thursday morning, a fishing lake with a children’s park, a fitness trail around the lake and a maze. Céaucé also has a small supermarket, bakeries, charcuteries, a butcher, a pharmacy, a post office, two banks (both with cash dispensers), a newsagent/tobacconist and a garage/filling station (Renault). Most of the shops are open on Sunday morning.
St-Fraimbault is a local village famous for its annual flower displays. From May to September, the whole village is a riot of colour, with flowers crammed into every available space in both communal and private gardens. St-Fraimbault has an attractive lake to walk around with pedalos for hire.
Lassay-les-Châteaux (12kms away) is a "petite cité de caractère" with a lively market on Wednesday mornings. The town boasts a beautiful 15th-century château set beside a lake. The château, with its pepper pot towers, is open to the public and has guided tours which prove very popular with our visitors. The tours are guided by someone who was born in the château and has lived there all his life. He amuses his French visitors by poking gentle fun at the English visitors, believing (normally correctly) that he will not be understood! Also in Lassay-les-Châteaux, you will find a delightful rose garden and a mediaeval garden. As you walk by the stream in the rose garden, you get tantalising glimpses of several private walled gardens. A visit to the mediaeval garden will give you insights into the medicinal uses of plants in the Middle Ages, as well as magnificent views across the lake to the château.