Collégiale de Candes-Saint-Martin©Nicolas Van Ingen

Architecture

The territory is world famous for its castles and manors. But it also hides many other architectural treasures: Neolithic dolmen, ancient roads dating back to Gallo-roman times, modern towns of the 18th century, not mentioning the “troglos” (caves) and life underground.

pont mégalithique au dessus du Thouet dans un environnement végétal à Artannes sur thouet
Architecture Archeology

The Park territory is famous for its medieval and Renaissance castles. But did you know that you can also find the biggest dolmen of France, important...

Chênehutte-trèves-Cunault©Nicolas Van Ingen
Architecture Built heritage

Today, on the Park territory, abbeys, churches and priories still are witnesses of the early presence of powerfull religious communities. The numerous...

Château de Montreuil-Bellay©Nicolas Van Ingen
Architecture Castle

Imposing castles built by the French Kings or more modest manor houses … the territory offers a high concentration of exceptional buildings. From the...

Ruelles de Candes-Saint-Martin©Nicolas Van Ingen
Architecture Cities

When you stroll around the old fortified towns and villages of the Park, you are time travelling. Their development is closely linked to the success...

Turquant©M. Mattei
Architecture Troglos

Troglodytic sites exist all over the world. But you can find some really spectacular ones on the Park territory, near Saumur, Chinon, Bourgueil and...

Loge de vigne©N. Van Ingen
Architecture Off the beaten path

In the rural areas, buildings and landscapes show a wide range of economic activities: wine growing, dried fruit production, milling, hemp and tabaco...

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Loge de vigne©N. Van Ingen
Architecture Off the beaten path

In the rural areas, buildings and landscapes show a wide range of economic activities: wine growing, dried fruit production, milling, hemp and tabaco...

Ruelles de Candes-Saint-Martin©Nicolas Van Ingen
Architecture Cities

When you stroll around the old fortified towns and villages of the Park, you are time travelling. Their development is closely linked to the success...

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