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UNUSUAL HERITAGE

in Loir Valley

Known for its bike routes, vineyards and the Zoo, Loir Valley also has many other tourist attractions and unusual places open to the visit. From the apothecary’s shop to the theatre of Halle-au-Blé in La Flèche by way of the special church towers of Baugeois, come discovering each of them.

 

The Apothecary’s shop in Baugé

With its woodworks, starry vault and inlaid floor classified historical monument, the apothecary’s shop of hôtel Dieu in Baugé is one of the most beautiful in France. On the oaken Louis XIII’s shelves are 650 pots, pill boxes and boxes in wood, earthenware, glass or in tin. Is there still old remedies inside ? Billy goat blood, Woodlouse powder, crayfish’s eyes …

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Théâtre de la Halle au Blé

This little Italian theatre from the XIXth century, is an authentic architecture pearl restaured in 1999. It is nowadays one of the last seven Italian theatres of the first half of the 19th century in France. You will be amazed by its elegante architecture and the magnificence of its settings.

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 Archaeological Site of Aubigné-Racan

Cherré’s site is an old Gallo-Roman facility which presents the remains of four remarkable monuments : A theatre, a market – forum, a temple and thermaes. No houses have been found nearby and the mystery of this place is complete. Classified historical monument but also sensitive natural area, this site is the centre of many events during the year. Free access.

The mysterious church towers

In the sky of Angers, rise strange church towers. Slated towers with a deep blue colour, sharp and above all twisted! Particularity of the surrounding, you can discover these twisted church towers through a free itinerary.

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my heart will go in my favorite city

Numerous cities and villages of France pretend having put Henri IV up for a night, but only La Flèche can praise to have his heart and the one of the queen, Marie de Médicis. The hearts were burnt during the Revolution, but the ashes were gathered up and given back to the city which expose them in Saint-Louis du Prytanée’s church, according to king Henri’s vows : “[ … They will come take our hearts, to carry them in the church of the Collège of La Flèche …]”