Port de Chouzé-sur-Loire©N. Van Ingen

Culture

The cultural heritage of the Park has lived on through centuries. The beauty of the tufa buildings and the French horse-riding traditions reveal a certain prestige. Basketry or the Loire navy witness ancient know-how. The game of “boule de fort” is the sport of the valley.

Bateau à Chouzé-sur-Loire©Nicolas Van Ingen
Loire On the water

The Loire is a major communication route for the transportation of goods up to the 19th century. But it still is a wild and moody river. Bargees need...

Taille de pierre©Nicolas Van Ingen
Built heritage Architecture

From prestigious monuments to modest houses, tufa stone is the main construction material of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Park giving way to many...

boule de fort à proximité d'un cochonnet
Unusual

The “boule de fort”, less known than the petanque, is a traditional game typical of Anjou. Players are members of circles. The game is played on a...

champ multicolore de plantation d'osier
Basketry Agriculture

An ancient art, basketry still lives on, especially in Villaines-les-Rochers. Whether it is for baskets or decorations, osier gives limitless...

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