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Recommended by Chateau de La Barre: Less than 10 miles from Chateau de La Barre, the riding centre of La Bellonniere offers not only a top notch indoor riding school, but the possibility for more experienced riders to take horses out for a half or even full day excursion through t... more

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For horse enthusiasts, on the outskirts of the city of Saumur, is an internationally acclaimed equestrian center. L’École Nationale d’Équitation, and school for the famous riders and horses of the Cadre Noir. It is possible to take guided tours of the facility and observe the tr... more

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Recommended by Chateau de La Barre: Founded by the Templars in the early 12th century, the Commanderie remains, regarding the importance of the present buildings, a unique monument and one of the best preserved Commanderie in France. After the crusaders had captured Jerusalem in J... more

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Rising from the town of Saumur are the walls of Saumur castle, a  fortification built atop a sheer cliff.  The existing castle, with improvements and modifications over the years, was erected in the 12th century by Henry II. The castle later underwent more stylish renovations in the... more

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Recommended by Chateau de La Barre: A creative, magical, remarkable production which takes place five nights a week from end of June until mid September, throughout the old city of Le Mans, highlighting the spectacular gothic cathedral, the city hall, the gallo roman walls and Ric... more

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Recommended by Château de Noirieux: Terra Botanica, the first park to offer interactive encounters with the plant world, has been open since the 10th of april 2010 in the heart of the Anjou region. A total of 110,000 sq. meters of gardens, aquatic areas and greenhouses, dotted wi... more

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