Ancenis, a typical town of the Loire

Ancenis lies just beyond the "Bretagne-Anjou" suspension bridge crossing the Loire.

Built on an island, the little town used to be a busy river port and saw plenty of fluvial traffic, a fact illustrated by its quays and warehouses.
In the town, the modern theatre and multimedia library blend in perfectly with the old surroundings including a château, the Saint-Pierre church, manor houses and houses with cast-iron balconies.

Vineyards are an essential part of the Ancenis landscape and have been cultivated here since Roman times. The slopes of the Loire Valley, home to the vineyards of Nantes and Anjou, offer different types of wine which you can discover at the Maison des vins in Ancenis itself, or by visiting wineries and cellars. Try these out (in moderation!): Muscadet, Gamay, Cabernet and Malvoisie.

Ancenis is and ideal base from which to live the life of the Loire and its major events while enjoying the surrounding countryside, exploring the Loire à Vélo or enjoying a wide range of activities on the lake of Vioreau for example.
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Tea room
at approximately 36 m