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Banks of the Loir circuit

Walking/pedestrian ,  Touring cyclist in Villevêque

8.7 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 50min
Easy
8.7 km
Touring cyclist
45min
Easy
  • Enjoy a delightful walk in the very green surroundings of the banks of the Loir. Visit Villevêque Castle and the water mill, then cross the river with the ferry to Soucelles. 

    Touristic places
    - The château-museum of Villevêque is a fortress built in the 12th century and presents the works given by Marie Dickson-Duclaux to Angers in 2002 for its museum Musée des Beaux-Arts. It has an important collection of works of art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
    - During 8 centuries, the 3...

    Enjoy a delightful walk in the very green surroundings of the banks of the Loir. Visit Villevêque Castle and the water mill, then cross the river with the ferry to Soucelles. 

    Touristic places
    - The château-museum of Villevêque is a fortress built in the 12th century and presents the works given by Marie Dickson-Duclaux to Angers in 2002 for its museum Musée des Beaux-Arts. It has an important collection of works of art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
    - During 8 centuries, the 3 mills in the town have produced oil, paper and flour. Today, only two mills remain: the Moulin de Froment and the Grand Moulin, for the production of electricity.
    - To cross the Loir river and discover the reed bed and the La Rochefoulques chapel, you will have to use the cable ferry, and the strength of your arms.

    Equipment at your disposal
    - Picnic tables near Villevêque port and the cable ferry of La Rochefoulques

    Departure points 
    - Parking rue Maurice Picard in Soucelles (Rives-du-Loir-en-Anjou) 
    - L'Engrenage-moulin, rue du Port in Villevêque (Rives-du-Loir-en-Anjou) 

    Practical information 
    November > march and flood season, the Roche Foulques ferry is out of service - 23rd March 2021 the Roche Foulques ferry is open. 
    - Trail not passable during floods 
    - Cycling path 

    Circuit marked out in mauve.