The Surrounding Area

Les Volets Rouges gîtes - La Grange and La Forge - are set in a landscape that has long been recognised for its outstanding natural beauty. This is reflected in its status as a UNESCO world heritage site. The property lies at the centre of an area renowned for its wildlife, the numerous historic chateaux and its wonderful wines. There are many fabulous places to visit including the ancient abbey of Fontevraud, the medieval towns of Montsoreau and Candes St Martin as well as one of the world's top bioparks which can be found not far away in Douée La Fontaine. See below a glimpse of the many marvellous things that can be found in the area surrounding the gîtes.

The Château at Montsoreau

The Château La Godinière

Troglodyte caves at Rochemenier

The Biopark at Douée La Fontaine

The wonderful Bourgueil market

'Mickey's Bar' on Bourgueil market-day


The Grape Harvest

Sparkling White from Gratien Meyer

Jérôme Godefroy's wonderful 'Réserve Gabin'.

View from the bar at Chouzé sur Loire.

Saumur and its château - Captured stylishly by well-known local photographer Mark Smyth.