Doué-la-Fontaine is known for the cultivation of its rosebushes but also for the more discreet cultivation of button mushrooms. A few mushroom farms that are still in operation are open to visitors who want to learn about the traditional cultivation of these mushrooms. In Le Puy-Notre-Dame, the staff of La Cave Vivante du Champignon will be happy to explain all the different steps in the mushroom-growing process.
Montreuil-Bellay, a mediaeval town
Built overlooking the Thouet River, the town is guaranteed to plunge you into a mediaeval atmosphere thanks to its château and its fortified church. Take the time to explore the narrow streets of its historical centre and climb to the top of its ramparts for an amazing view of town and the Thouet.
Les rives du Douet