17 June 2018

Beautiful villages of the Loire and Vienne Regions

Travelled:169km
Visited: Fontevraud l’Abbaye, Le Coudray Macouard, Montreuil Bellay, Angles sur l’Anglin
Stay: Angles sur l’Anglin - free dedicated parking, no services N46.69430 E0.88724

We once again had to say ‘adieu’ and thank Regine and Fred for our wonderful visit. We felt privileged to be part of their lives for a couple of days and appreciate their efforts in showing us around.
We began today with a drive to Saumur in search of gas but due to it being closed Sunday, we were unable to fill up. 





As we drove over the Loire River we saw one of the few well known mushroom caves that can be visited in the region.





We stopped to visit the village of Fontevraud l’Abbaye.











We then strolled around the old fortified village of Coudray Macouard.











The next village was Montreuil Bellay which has a beautiful Chateau with 13 towers. 











It was a few kilometres to our next destination, Angles sur l’Anglin, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. From our dedicated MH parking spot, we ventured into the old quarter and followed the walking tour from the tourist office through the upper and lower town.








The air raid sirens just in case the Germans decide to invade again.





 The main sites to see are the old 11thC fortress ruins set on top of the rock.









And the Roc aux Sorciers where famous relief carvings of bison, horses, wild goats and man where discovered.