A historic town in the heart of Anjou and just a few kilometres from the chateaux of the Loire, Doué-la-Fontaine has much to offer visitors. A town has been on this site for centuries, seen in the Troglodyte settlements and sarcophagi nearby, the oldest habitable donjon (or keep) in France, and numerous historical streets and buildings.The French Revolution saw a massacre at Doué-la-Fontaine in 1793 as part of the counter reviolution. This town celebrates the troglodyte culture with craft workshops in the old settlements, a museum and places to eat. The zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine is unusual in that it is located on the site of a stone mine and some parts are accessible via the tunnels.
In July each year a Rose festival is held with over 800 varieties on display, giving Doué-la-Fontaine the name of Rose Capital of France. The town celebrates this flower with a dedicated museum and numerous beautiful gardens. With a theatre, a skating park and its central location, Doué-la-Fontaine is well worth a visit. Book your accommodation online before your trip with EasyToBook.com for the best deals on discount and cheap hotels.
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