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Le Lion d'Angers - charming and dynamic

Le Lion d'Angers is somewhere between a small town and a large village. It's set in very pretty countryside, and is essentially rural, but has good facilities and a dynamic approach to community life. The town itself is charming, clean and pretty with some attractive heritage buildings.

Life in Le Lion d'Angers

The town is well supplied with amenities. Whether you are looking for a small shop selling artisanal goods or a supermarket, you can find it in Le Lion d'Angers. And, just twenty minutes away is the lovely city of Angers, packed with shops and restaurants. Though speaking of restaurants, L'Authentique is said to be superb, and to eat there you don't even have to leave Le Lion d'Angers. There are some interesting heritage buildings to see in the town too. There's a fabulous fairytale chateau, and also an old village church that's worth a look.

Sports and outdoor activities to enjoy

For sports fans, there are excellent sporting facilities, including tennis courts and an open air swimming pool. The town is also well known for equestrian activities, with major racing and cross country events being held there. Being set on the Rivers Mayenne and Oudon means that river sports like kayaking are also available. And, several golf courses are within reach.

Explore chateaux and pretty towns and villages

Maine et Loire is a truly beautiful part of France. It is in the very heart of "chateaux land", and many are open to visitors. Places to visit include the city of Angers, capital of the department. You might also enjoy a visit to the town of Saumur, famed for its wine and its horses. Smaller towns worth a look include Cholet, with its Bluebeard's castle, or pretty little Segré, which has lovely parks and gardens to explore.

How to get there

The department is easy to get to from the UK. You can travel by air to Angers, Nantes or Rennes, or by rail to Angers, Nantes or Le Mans. For ferry fans, the nearest ferry port is St Malo. If you're driving, you can access Le Lion d'Angers from the N162 non toll motorway, the D775 or D770. The nearest motorway is the A11.

Property prices and availability in and around Le Lion d'Angers

Property prices in and around Le Lion d'Angers have dropped a little due to the recent economic recession, meaning that there are bargains to be had now that the market is looking up a little. However, at the higher end of the market there are some wonderful, unique properties currently on offer. So, if you've got a little more to spend and are looking for something special, this really could be the place to look.

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Le Lion d'Angers AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Le Lion d'Angers?

Le Lion d'Angers is located in the west of France. It is found to the north-west of central Maine-et-Loire.

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IN THE REGION OF PAYS DE LA LOIRE

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MAINE-ET-LOIRE

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Population: 3,705


Access: By air: Fly Angers, Nantes or Rennes. By rail: You can travel by TGV to Angers, Nantes or Le Mans. By sea: St Malo is the nearest ferry port. By road: Find the town from the N162 non toll motorway, the D775 or D770.


Economy: The economy blends agriculture and commerce. It also benefits from horse racing, eventing and stud farms in the locality.


Interesting fact: The town's intriguing name, which literally translates to "The Lion of Angers", actually dates back to Roman times. The word "lion" refers not to the King of the Jungle, but comes from the Roman word "legion".


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