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Briollay, a window on the natural world

in Briollay

  • In celtic, Briollay (Bria Letus) means "bridge over the Loir", a name that highlights the strategic importance of this area located at the confluence of the Loir and Sarthe rivers and once owned by the Earls of Anjou in the Middle Ages.

    Far from the hustle and bustle of humanity, the vast floof-meadows that are under water every winter offer an exceptional feeding haven for migratory birds.

    In the upper part of the town visitors can enjoy the botanical garden, and can pick and taste...

    In celtic, Briollay (Bria Letus) means "bridge over the Loir", a name that highlights the strategic importance of this area located at the confluence of the Loir and Sarthe rivers and once owned by the Earls of Anjou in the Middle Ages.

    Far from the hustle and bustle of humanity, the vast floof-meadows that are under water every winter offer an exceptional feeding haven for migratory birds.

    In the upper part of the town visitors can enjoy the botanical garden, and can pick and taste various red berries depending on the season. On the riverbanks, a pedagogical wild flower pond is gradually being created.

    Old buildings enthusiasts will admire the 12th century courthouse on the church square, as well as some ancient dwellings that bear witness to feudal times.

    Shady picnic areas with tables and barbecues are available for those wishing to relax by the riverside. You can also visit the duck shed by appointment at the town hall. Younger children can take advantage of the outdoor play equipment.

    Briollay is also an angler's paradise with two wellstocked rivers offering many fishing locations.

    A motorhome parking facility including a covered picnic area and disabled toilets can host 30 people a day while hikers may choose to follow one of four footpaths starting from the beach.

    In july and August, holidaymakers will appreciate the river shuttles travelling from Angers to Briollay three times a week, as well as sports activities (archery, Nordic walking, canoeing...)

Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Free parking
Openings

Openings

  • All year